Sentera PHX - Field Setup
Set up in the field is vital to the success of a mission.
1. Takeoff and Landing Areas
Takeoff: Always throw PHX into the wind. Ensure that the takeoff area meets recommendations and is clear of obstructions like trees and power lines. Remember that on hot, humid days, the aircraft climbs more slowly.
Landing: The aircraft descends on a shallow approach on landing. Ensure your mission plan accounts for the low altitudes your aircraft may be at as it comes into land. Landing locations should be relatively flat and if possible, soft. Areas with short crops and ditches clear of rocks and debris make great landing locations.
2. Comms Box Placement
The PHX requires a direct line of sight to the comms box throughout the flight. Corn attenuates radio signals and will block or significantly degrade communications range between the Comms Box and the PHX aircraft. Place your comms box further back from taller corn or similar crops. Be sure to use the Long Range Antenna if you're flying PHX more than 3/4 mile (about 1.2km).
3. Flight Device Heat Management
Keep your iPad or laptop from overheating during a mission by keeping it out of direct sunlight. Never place your device on the hood of a car or truck. PHX will continue to operate if the ground station hardware fails or needs to reboot, but this situation creates a loss of positive control and should be avoided at all costs. If the PHX and the ground segment hardware cannot communicate for a period of time, PHX will enter its Lost Comms procedure and ultimately land.
Sentera PHX - User Guide
NEW Online User Guide Website! PHX User Guide Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the latest Sentera PHX Unmanned Aircraft Pilot User Guide.
Sentera PHX™ - Flight Operations - First Flight Guide
Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the old and new version of the Sentera PHX First Flight Guides.
Sentera PHX™ - Fly PHX Software
Fly PHX - Flight Control Application Download the latest version of Sentera's Fly PHX software for the Sentera PHX™ fixed-wing drone. Download Version 1.9.1 Windows Download iOS Download Release Notes: Version 1.9.1 Adds Remote ID Support Updated ...
Sentera PHX™ - Autopilot Firmware Update (PX4)
Download the latest version of Sentera PHX Autopilot Firmware (PX4) link. See also: Release Notes. Use the following instructions to update: Download the latest Sentera PHX™ Autopilot Firmware from the link above. Assemble and power on your Sentera ...
Sentera PHX - Battery Troubleshooting Guide
Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the Sentera PHX Troubleshooting Guide. Download the latest Sentera PHX Operation Manual Sentera PHX Firmware Update