Y'all Leica Robotic Users,
I have a pretty simple question: when doing a "check & adjust" and you come to the "tilting access" deal where you have to sight a target at a steep angle manually - Do you have to use a prism target like is shown in the manual - or can you just use a mark? This concerns a Leica 1205 robot. Thanks in advance, Tom
Sorry! (smh) I meant to say "tilting axis" but on Saturday morning it came out tilting access (whatever that is.) Speaking of smacking my head- the angle you have to take must be 27° above or below horizontal and on my robot I almost can't get my eye under the eyepiece.
No prism required, but finding a suitable target can be challenging. I usually do it when I'm working near a tower of some sort. Set up high!
Nope, no prism is require. Church steeples , power plant smoke stacks, maybe a transmission tower.
For tilting axis calibration, find a grain of quartz small enough on the ground around you, maybe 6' away from the instrument (that will give you the angle), focus and aim at the center of it. I use the quartz because it is white and gives you a good contrast with the crosshairs and because you can find it almost everywhere, in asphalt, concrete, dirt, etc. In winter I use small ice/ snow crystals as targets with dirt in the background for contrast. I do daily calibrations without the ATR and bi-weekly with ATR. The most important calibration you should do daily if you require a decent accuracy is the l,t compensator calibration. Leica robots can calibrate the compensator independently, unlike the new Geomax robots, so hit the l,t before you start measuring anything.