Can be used with:
Winterhoff is a German trailer component manufacturer that first produced this format of corner steady - hence its name. Because its a good design as well as an easy one to copy many others now make Winterhoff steadies, but they're still called Winterhoff if they look like the original product.
Existing Winterhoff steadies are motorised by fitting 12VDC gearmotors in a DIY procedure easily accomplished at home by anyone with moderate tool skills. The motors are wired back to a control unit which communicates Bluetooth to the mobile phone app.
Motorised Leveling with Winterhoff Steadies
The mobile phonre is placed flat on a table and you tap the UP/DOWN pushbuttons to drive the corner lift motors until the dots centre on the crosshairs.
Leveling motors are supplied with ramped startup current and are automatically shut down when a current spike indicates that end-of-travel has been reached in either direction. Leveling motor current is diplayed on the screen of the mobile phone.
The motorising of the corner steadies is an easy DIY project available to anyone with moderate hand skills. See a step by step tutorial and video here.
Calibrating the Leveling Crosshairs
To eliminate instrument errors that may exist in the mobile phone or its jacket you can calibrate the crosshairs to zero by placing the phone on a flat and level surface, and then double clicking the DactylTech logo while pressing eitherof the crosshairs. The phone will buzz and the red dots will centre.
This calibration will apply until the app is terminated.
Motorised Winterhoff Steady
Motorised Corner Steady
An easy DIY project requiring only common tools and no special skills.
Levelation Extension R1500
Estimated cost of DIY upgrades to existing Winterhoff-type steadies: R18,000
Shipping usually with other items