Wear gloves when lowering ABS to ground to protect hands from injury. Do not wrap rope
(10) Disconnect safety cables (4) from tailgate (5) and, using pulleys (6), lower tailgate (5) so that it is
approximately one foot above ground level.
(11) Remove and unfold ground cloth (7). Position extension (8) against rear wheels of ECV, and with
extension (9) for outer ambulatory airlock door farthest from ECV. Lower tailgate (5) to ground.
Loosen pulley lines (10) on both sides.
(12) Unbuckle tent retention strap (1, figure 2-6).
When unrolling ABS, DO NOT pull ABS by Dee Rings. ABS can be damaged.
(13) Unroll ABS (2) and pull away from LMS.
(14) Leave anchor tube (12, figure 2-5) in lower transport cover sleeve (13) and push anchor tube (12)
and lower transport cover sleeve (13) back as close to tailgate (6) as possible.
(15) Unfold ABS (2, figure 2-6).
(16) Make sure all seven dump caps (3) are tightly secured to the dump valves.
When operating under cold weather conditions or on hard ground, use steel stakes instead of
(17) Drive four stakes (4) into ground approximately 18 to 24 inches from arrow marks (5) on each
corner of ground cloth (6). Loosely attach slip lines to four stakes (4).
(18) Signal LMS crew to start ABS inflation procedures.
b. LMS Crew Tasks
On rear control panel (3, figure 2-7), make sure ESS MODE selector switch (4), NBC FAN
switch (5) and RIB FAN switch (6) are set to OFF and POWER MODE switch (7) is set to INT.
Wait for cab crew to signal readiness for ABS inflation.
Set rear control panel circuit breakers (8, 9, 10, 11 and 12) to ON.
Set inverter (14) power switch (15) to ON.