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Product DescriptionAP2402VRF Autopilot System Includes:
• AP24 Control Head
• AC42 Course Computer with Simkit-1
• RC42 Rate Compass
Simrad AP24 Autopilot combines space saving design with state of the art auto steering, making it the perfect choice when space is at a premium. A new SimNet plug-and-play network provides simplified installation and enhanced integration with other Simrad products.
Installation & Integration
Simrad AP24 Autopilot utilizes the Simrad Intelligent Marine Network - SimNet, which features plug-and-play operation and Slim Line connectors for easy cable routing, so you'll be up and running in very little time. The ability to 'daisy chain' SimNet instruments in any order allows you to use the most efficient cable runs possible when installing the equipment.
Virtual Rudder Feedback
This unique feature, recently introduced to Simrad autopilots, means that no rudder feedback unit is needed for outboards and stern drive boats. In terms of installation, you will save a huge amount of time and aggravation, thanks to this sophisticated new feature.
Simrad AP24 Autopilot includes a number of self-calibrating features that automatically compensate for the unique handling characteristics of your boat and sea conditions, ensuring optimum performance without the need for expert manual calibration.
Simrad engineering ensures that you can always go to sea in the confidence that your Autopilot is pin-point accurate and highly reliable. The Simrad AP24 Autopilot boasts state of the art technology so you know you'll be safe, you know you'll hit your waypoints, and you know that you'll arrive on time. But what about en-route? What can the Simrad AP24 Autopilot do for you?
This unique Simrad feature utilizes data from your fishfinder or depth instrument to maintain a set water depth, just as if you were manually steering your boat along depth contours on a paper chart. This leaves you free to concentrate on the big catch, enjoy the shoreline view, or trim your sail.
Advanced Wind Steering
The AWS feature provides unbeatable autopilot performance for any sailing vessel. AWS is ideal for single-handed sailing or racing. Utilizing wind and GPS data simultaneously, it is possible to hit long distance waypoints dead-on, without deviating from the original course line or build-up of significant cross track error.
Rate Of Turn Control
Simrad AP24 Autopilot is equipped with advanced control algorithms that enable smooth and precise turns regardless of sea conditions. This feature also improves tack and gybe performance on sailboats.
Simrad AP24 Autopilot includes a number of data pages where you can view autopilot parameters including compass heading, set course, rudder position, as well as information received from other SimNet compatible equipment such as GPS navigation data and Simrad wind, depth, and speed data.
Expanded multi-station compatibility offers several control options including use of the Simrad AP28 Autopilot control unit. Any future autopilot control units will also work, thanks to the SimNet system.