Set the CTIS switch (Figure 12. 10. (2)) to the desired position.
Start slowly. Do not spin the wheels when starting to open or close slide frame.
Set the transmission range selector (Figure 12. 10. (4)) to 2 or 1, as needed, for
Do not straddle sand mounds or drive on the sides of two sand mounds. Loose
sand will not support launch vehicle on steep slopes.
Turn the launch vehicle slowly when on loose sand or mud, when positioning launch
vehicle for build.
Keep the throttle control (Figure 12. 10. 5) steady when the slide frame is being
opened or closed.
Always clear mud, sand, or snow off the top of the bridge and pinning holes before
commencement of bridge build or retrieval.
When not viewing interface panel keep the outer door closed.
Whenever possible stop launch in safe condition and turn the 4 position rotary switch
to position 1 to reduce idle speed.
Before starting build, check and drain the fuel/water separator (Figure 12. 5. 3).
Check all cylinder bellows for cuts, and report any damage to unit maintenance if
Keep dust caps on all unused electrical and hydraulic connection points.