Place the paddle onto the calibration jig with the right blade on to the Blade Support
The blade should be supported near its centre
The shaft support should be approximately at the top hand position
Tip to blade support: The distance from the right blade tip to the centre of the blade support.
Tip to shaft support: The distance from the right blade tip to the centre of the shaft support.
Tip to calibration weight: The distance from the right blade tip to the position where the calibration weight will be applied. It is helpful to mark this location with masking tape so when it comes time to applying the calibration weight you can hang the weight in the correct location
With the paddle in position, but without any load applied, open the Calibration page of the Web Bluetooth App and record the right shaft live outputs A and B, the left shaft live output C and both left and right shaft angles in the first row of the Scale Factor Spreadsheet.
Hang a calibration weight off the shaft at the location measured in Step 2.
Record the live outputs of the right shaft A and B channel, the C channel of the left shaft and shaft angles in the second row of the spreadsheet.
Enter the mass of the applied weight into the spreadsheet. Don't forget to include the weight of the rope, hook or bucket used to suspend the weight.
Add another calibration weight to increase the load applied to the paddle. Repeat the steps above recording the live output, angle and calibration weight in a new row of the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet allows for 2, 4 or 6 point calibrations. Ensure the position of the calibration weight, the blade support and the shaft support remain the same for each point in the calibration process.
Remove the paddle from the jig and without altering the length of the paddle, measure the datum distances and enter these into the calibration spreadsheet.
Tip to datum: The distance from the right blade tip to the right shaft datum mark
Datum to datum: The distance between the datum mark on the right shaft and the datum mark on the left shaft. If you find it difficult to measure this distance, you will find it easier with the paddle set to the same length, but with a 0° offset
Enter the Datum to Gage distances into the spreadsheet
Tip to Blade Gage = 0.28m
Tip to Centre Gage = 0.1m
Tip to Extra Gage = 0.06m
Place the paddle onto the calibration jig with the left blade on the blade support and repeat steps 1 to 7, this time completing the ‘Left Shaft’ section of the spreadsheet.
The Scale Factors for each channel are shown in the plots of the calibration spreadsheet (see example below):
Note that the C channel scale factor of the left shaft is shown alongside the A and B channel scale factors of the right shaft.
Navigate to the Calibration page of the Web Bluetooth app and connect to the power meter
Open the Web Bluetooth App, connect to the Power Meter and navigate to the calibration page
Set the scale factors by clicking on the scale factors and enter the values. The Scale Factors should be multiplied by 1000 before being entered into the app. For example, if the Scale Factor is 0.1747, then the value '175' should be entered into the app. This value has been rounded up to three significant figures and does not include any decimal places