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Go Direct Projectile Launcher Troubleshooting and FAQs

Go Direct® Projectile Launcher, order code GDX-PL, $449
Specifications and User Guide

TROUBLESHOOTING
-Primary Test: Verify that the Projectile Launcher is powered using the USB cable connected to a USB port on a computer or Chromebook, a USB wall outlet, or a USB power brick.

-Secondary Test: Check that the hand pump is securely attached to the valve on the launcher. Watch the pressure gauge on the hand pump as you pressurize the system, and verify that the system is holding the pressure and that there are no pressure leaks.

-Additional Test: Double-check that you continue to hold the "arm" button while you press the "launch" button. The two buttons must be engaged simultaneously to launch the projectile.

RELATED TIL ENTRIES
-TIL 2627: How do you perform a basic launch with the Vernier Projectile Launcher or Go Direct Projectile Launcher?
-TIL 2628: My software does not recognize the Projectile Launcher.
-TIL 2648: My Vernier Projectile Launcher does not fire.
-TIL 3534: Projectile launcher does not register block / unblock events.
-TIL 2771: What can I do about corrosion on the launch ball for the Vernier Projectile Launcher?
-TIL 2974: The Time of Flight pad sometimes fails to work.
-TIL 3374: Why don't I get consistent launch speeds with my projectile launcher?
-TIL 3726: The projectiles for the Vernier Projectile Launcher and Go Direct Projectile Launcher do not easily go into the barrel.

Related:
-TIL 3299: Independence of Motion Accessory Troubleshooting & FAQs
-TIL 3300: Time of Flight Pad Troubleshooting and FAQs

CALIBRATION
For this sensor, only the angle measurement can be calibrated. Rotate the launch barrel until the level attached to the barrel indicates the barrel is level. Click or tap the sensor meter associated with the angle measurement and select the option to calibrate. Click or tap Done to complete the calibration. The new calibration will be written to the sensor automatically.

SPECIFICATIONS
Launch angle: 0 to 90 degrees
Range: up to 2.5 m
Power: connect device to a USB power source (USB port, USB wall outlet, or USB power brick)

RELATED VERNIER PRODUCTS
Micro USB Cable, order code CB-USB-MICRO, $5 included
Micro USB to USB-C Cable, order code CB-USB-C-MICRO, $9
Time of Flight Pad, order code TOF-VPL, $84
Independence of Motion Accessory, order code IOM-VPL, $59
Projectile Stop, order code PS-VPL, $40

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