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Aircraft Tracking System

Installation and Troubleshooting

​Installation

Step 1: Add the Aircraft

Please watch the video, How to Add/Edit/Delete an Aircraft.

Step 2: Associate the Flight Tracker

Please watch the video, How to Associate a Flight Tracker to an Aircraft.

Step 3: Installation

To install the Flight Tracker in the Aircraft, please follow the next steps:

1. Connect the antennas to the device : GPS to the right, GSM to the left.

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2. Connect the device to the cigarette lighter of the aircraft. 

Caution: Make sure that the connector does not move inside the cigarette lighter, and is not easily removed. Vibration in the aircraft may disconnect it.

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3. Place the GPS antenna on top of the aircraft's dashboard near the windshield.

Caution: The GPS antenna should be positioned at least 20 cm from the compass to not generate electromagnetic interference.

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4. Peel off 2 cm (not more for tests) of the GSM antenna sticker and place it vertically against the windshield or another non-metallic surface. Once you are assured that there are no interferences (after test flights) you can paste it entirely.

Caution: Place the antenna at least 40 cm from the radio and vertically to avoid interferences.

Note: There is no risk of disabling the radio. However, if you hear the sound of a mobile phone while flying, you may want to find another position a bit farther. The cable is long enough to place the antenna at the rear of the aircraft.

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5. Test the installation (see below)

6. After the installation has been tested, you can complete the installation by placing the device in the glove box and hiding the cables.

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Step 4: Test

To test the Flight Tracker installation, please follow the next steps:

1. Master ON. If needed, switch on the cigarette lighter switch.

2. The red LED of the cigarette lighter connector switches ON.

3. The green and blue LEDs of the box start flashing.

4. Testing the GSM reception: green LED.

Morse Code
LED flashing
Description

4 times/second

Looking for the GSM network

1 second ON, 1 second OFF

Trying to connect the GSM network

1/4 seconds ON, 2 seconds OFF

Connected to the GSM network

5. Testing the GPS reception: blue LED.

Caution: do not perform this test inside a hangar or under / near any obstacles that may prevent GPS reception. The GPS antenna must "see" the sky.

Morse Code
LED flashing
Description

1 second on, 1 second off

Searching GPS fix

1/4 seconds on, 2 seconds off

GPS fix found

6. Testing the GPS reception: blue LED. Once the GSM and GPS connections are made, log in to the Private-Radar Flight School Management System. The Dashboard "Tracking" tab displays your Aircraft status and last position.

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7. Master OFF: After a minute, the aircraft should appear "On ground".

8. The links to access the Private-Radar services are:

    -  Flight School Management System: user.private-radar.com

    -  Private-Radar Map: live.private-radar.com

Troubleshooting

Problem
Morse Code
Solution

The green LED flashes slowly

(1 second ON, 1 second OFF)

Check that the cigarette lighter socket works correctly with another device (phone charger, GPS...). Check the cigarette lighter connector fuse by unscrewing the metal part.

The green LED flashes quickly without stopping

(4 times per second)

Make sure the area where you are is covered by GSM network.

The red LED does not switch on when the MASTER is ON

Make sure the area where you are is covered by GSM network.

The blue LED flashes slowly

(1 second ON, 1 second OFF)

Make sure that the GPS antenna "sees" the sky and nothing is blocking satellite reception (not inside a hangar, not under trees...).

Please check out these videos to view the different blinking possibilities:

- GSM LED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F53QCQH_7sw

- GPS LED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyB7jIk5-sE

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