4. Maladjustment Check Conditions

To ensure correct maladjustment identification, environmental variables must be removed or controlled. For best results, perform checks under these conditions:

  • Windless, cloudy day
  • Comfortable temperature
  • Flat area, dry firm ground
  • Do not set up on or near pavement
  • Set up away from traffic
  • Ensure a stable setup (see Tripods section in Chapter B).

Document results including:

  • Equipment identification
  • Personnel
  • Date
  • Environmental condition
  • Check performed, results, and corrective action taken