Introduction video and basic operation
for the short
getting start guide explaining basic operation and tips. Plug the unit
into the battery. On boot up you should get a red light indicating power
and the fan will turn on momentarily to show you its working then stay
off until the temperature gets over 50 degrees C. The green light will
become solid indicating the software is running and a stratux WiFi
network should appear.
Switch your phone or tablet to
airplane mode and turn on WiFi, then connect to the stratux network.
Your device is now receiving information from the unit and you can
launch your electronic flight bag software. To view status such as GPS
and traffic, open a browser on any device connected to the stratux WiFi
network (you can have multiple devices) and type in 192.168.10.1. You
will be able to see traffic from the ground but not weather.
GPS needs a clear sky view outside to get a fix. It is located on the
same side as the fan. On first boot up you should leave the unit outside
for 10 minutes while it builds a GPS satellite catalog. You can check
the GPS fix accuracy on the 192.168.10.1 status page.
get a flashing red light, it indictates a power problem. Try a different
cable and power source. The unit needs at least 2 amps.
The GPS chip is located inside the unit on the same side as the fan. It needs a clear sky view for operation. Sometimes the USB connection can get knocked loose. Here is a video with basic troubleshooting tips. You can view the GPS fix status by ...
How can I tighten loose antenna ports?
Use the included wrench set and follow the video guide.
How do I use the rubberized strap?
Follow the video guide for instructions on usage. The strap holds the unit to the battery. Extra straps with bumpers are available for purchase on Amazon.
How can I add AHRS to my Stratux build?
Follow the video instructions for the AHRS upgrade. You can purchase all the components on Amazon with the AHRS upgrade kit.
Can I power direct from the plane?
Yes. But you need 2 amps of greater and beware of low quality power cables and power spikes. Video guide here. Tested power equipment list: 4 hour battery 6 hour battery 12 hour battery Aircraft power adapter (must be 2 amps or greater) USB cable