PLANE SURVEYING PROCEDURES FOR SETTING UP A WILD T-16 THEODOLITE
1. Set instrument over point by securing one leg of the Tripod in the ground and holding the other two legs, sight through the Optical Plummet and move cross hairs over point. 2. Loosening the locking screw under Tripod, sight through the Optical Plummet and moving cross hairs directly over the point, tighten locking screw.” i 3. Level the Bullseye Bubble by moving Tripod legs up and down. 4. Reset instrument over point (Step 2) if necessary. 5. Level instrument using Leveling Screws and Level Vial. Place Level Vial parallel to two of the three Leveling Screws and level instrument by turning screws in opposite directions simultaneously. Rotate instrument 90° (or perpendicular to the two leveling screws) and level instrument using third Leveling Screw only. Repeat as necessary until instrument is level. 6. Reset instrument over point (Step 2) if necessary. 7. Zero the instrument by sighting through the Reading Microscope, rotate the instrument with the Toggle up until 0° shows on the yellow AZ scale. Lock the Horizontal Motion Lock and fine tune with the Horizontal Motion Screw until the 0° mark lines up with the 0 on the lower portion of the yellow AZ scale (arrow pointing to the right). Flip Toggle down. 8. BACKSIGHTINGZ With the Toggle down. Sight the backsight target by releasing the Horizontal Motion Lock, turn the instrument, place the cross hairs on the target, lock the Horizontal Motion Lock and fine tune using the Horizontal Motion Screw. 9. TURNING A HORIZONTAL ANGLE RIGHT: Flip Toggle up. Release the Horizontal Motion Lock, turn the instrument to the foresight target, lock the Horizontal Motion Lock and fine tune the cross hairs onto the target with the Horizontal Motion Screw. 10. Sight through the Reading Microscope. Read the Degrees, minutes and seconds on the lower scale of the yellow AZ scale corresponding to the black line.
Land Surveyors United is the world's FIRST Global Social Network for geospatial professionals. We have dedicated, geolocated support groups for practically every country, continent and state on earth, for you to utilize for building your personal network. We are all essentially concerned with the same issues, no matter where we are located on earth. However, surveying practices and methods vary depending on the geographic location where we work. If you have noticed similarities and differences between the conditions, laws and practices between two or more areas of the world,discuss it in this forum. Build your reputation online by posting relevant discussions in your local group below.
Join and Introduce Yourself in Your Local Geosocial Forum: