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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.
The AP28 include 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.
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.
Integrated Turn Patterns
When fishing or looking for a wreck, you might choose from a variety of automatic steering patterns that can help you in your search.
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.
Rate Of Turn Control
The AP28 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.
The AP28 includes a number of data pages where you can view autopilot parameters such as compass heading, set course, rudder position, as well as information received from other SimNet compatible equipment such as GPS navigation data and IS20 wind, depth, and speed data.
Expanded multi-station compatibility offers several control options, including use of the AP24 control unit. Any future autopilot control units will also work, thanks to the SimNet system.