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Best Way to Speed up Wheel Pilot Response
11-16-16, 12:54 PM
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Best Way to Speed up Wheel Pilot Response
EV-1 with AC 100 and P70 on a 38-foot sloop.

I would like to set a quicker response for course change commands.

That is, a more immediate turn when altering course in harbor to avoid other boats.

Is that best controlled by "rudder hard over time"?

That setting has a scale in "Seconds" in which a higher number of seconds makes for a "faster" turn (which seems backwards)." Default is 5. I am set currently at 15.

What is the best way to increase speed of turn at low speeds (max boat speed is 7 knots).

The settings "Cruise" "Leisure" and "Performance" reflect speed of correction, not the speed of lock-to-lock.

Thanks.
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11-17-16, 11:27 AM (This post was last modified: 12-27-16 11:49 AM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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RE: Best Way to Speed up Wheel Pilot Response
Welcome to the Raymarine Forum CW,

The rotational rate of the autopilot drive motor is not user configurable. Rate of vessel turn is determined by how much rudder is applied.

Please note that rudder hard over to hard over time is a data item which is meant to be measured by the operator and then entered into the autopilot to let the autopilot know how responsive the vessel's steering system is. Please click here to view a FAQ addressing this subject. What is the hard over to hard over time for your vessel?

The autopilot's Response Level configuration setting is used to control how tightly the autopilot will maintain course and the rate of turn that will be applied when the autopilot initiates course corrections. If seeking to have the autopilot maintain the tightest course and employ the highest rate of turn, then it would be recommended that this Response Level be configured to the Performance setting.
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