Assembling the backpack
1. Attach the clamp
Attach the spine of the Explorer backpack to the main body by sliding the spine onto the cylindrical ring.
Make sure the two silver guiding points on the inside of the spine are fully connected with the main body and ensure that there is no space between the spine and body, this may require a little force.
Once in place, slide the circular clamp provided onto the remaining cylindrical ring and secure by pushing the silver lever all the way around until tight. This should fit neatly leaving no excess space within the clamp.
2. Secure with push through
Halfway up the spine, attached with a small silver cable, you will find a securing slide-through. Simply press the red button which will allow the bar to be slid through the two gaps either side of the spine. Letting go of the red button, the bar should not be moveable.
3. Adjust the straps
Before mounting the device on the backpack frame make sure that the backpack fits tightly and the hip, chest and shoulder straps are secure and well adjusted.
To adjust the straps to your desired fit, find where the plastic strap anchors are held on the back of the main body. Lay them flat and they will be able to slide through the plastic backing and can be moved to any other location on the Explorer.
4. Fit the battery
Once the backpack straps are fitted, fit the battery into the battery case (specific orientation not required). Connect your T-Bar (or Bullet) connection to the battery and feed the cable up the spine to the device. You can use adhesive cable guides to help secure the cable in position. Exemplar placement of these guides can be seen in the images.
When leading the cable to the device make sure to leave enough slack that the power connection to the device isn't constantly being pulled tight.
Securing the device on the baseplate
Make sure the lights and power socket of the device are facing the back of the backpack.
After placing the device on the baseplate, turn it a few times so the screw of the baseplate catches the thread and the device sits securely.
Once aligned with the edge at the back of the mounting plate, tighten the screw with the allen key provided: the device should not move at all on the baseplate.
Now you can power on the device
Powering on the device
With enough excess cable to have minimal tension on the connection, feed the silver, male cable into the iSTAR Pulsars power socket, securing with the screw shield.
Press the power button and wait until both LED-s turn solid green.
- Be aware of the device. As the device is forward leaning, it is very easy to walk into things.
- Ensure that there is no contact between the spine of the backpack and the users head. Any contact at all can become severely distracting and uncomfortable when capturing for longer periods of time.
- Because the system is top heavy, when putting on the backpack it is advisable to hold the stem upright with one hand whilst looping the other hand through the backpack strap.
- If you struggle to get the backpack on and off on your own, make sure to have assistance. It may also be useful to practice wearing the backpack without the device attached to ensure you are comfortable with this process.