Table 3-1. Operator Troubleshooting
Procedures - Continued
TEST OR INSPECTION
AFTER DEPLOYMENT, RATHER THAN HOMING (i.e., FACING THE T/C),
THE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO FLY IN A CIRCLE.
Recheck designated channel and AGU number on T/C.
Set the correct operating channel and AGU number for the ARABS you
are controlling. If correct, switch the T/C from auto to manual.
Switch the T/C from Auto to Manual mode.
If the circling slops, the system can be flown manually under full control.
If switching to the Manual mode doesn't stop the canopy from flying in
circles, it is most likely a rigging problem. Under these circumstances,
applying manual turn in the opposite direction should at least reduce the
rate of the turn, if not completely stopping it.