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sailboatmike
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Re: Vic's autopilot

Post by sailboatmike » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:19 pm

Have a look at this one, its sure to get the juices flowing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Ever-0tss

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Re: Vic's autopilot

Post by Neo » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:41 pm

Are you saying I should ask him where can I find his code?

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Re: Vic's autopilot

Post by sailboatmike » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:59 am

Neo wrote:Are you saying I should ask him where can I find his code?
Yes exactly, most will share freely their code and tips

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Re: Vic's autopilot

Post by Harrison » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:44 pm

Neo wrote:Wow Harrison,

Do you have a site/forum where you're sharing your idea's?

All the best.
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No. It's been more of a hobby project, AND, I haven't even put it on the boat yet. I've been working on it (not fulltime) for a couple of years now. I'm doing it in 2 phases. First phase is "autopiloting" a compass course. I'm in Colorado and most lakes here are small enough that a simple compass heading would do the trick. Add to that it's just a first step to make sure the main logistics of the damn thing works! Phase 2 will be GPS driven. This all came to be as we frequent Catalina Island annually, and it would be nice to sit back and relax a bit.

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Re: Vic's autopilot

Post by Neo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:57 pm

sailboatmike wrote:Yes exactly, most will share freely their code and tips
Ok, I've asked the question ... lets see what he comes back with :wink:

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Re: Vic's autopilot

Post by Neo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:02 pm

Harrison wrote:No. It's been more of a hobby project, AND, I haven't even put it on the boat yet. I've been working on it (not fulltime) for a couple of years now. I'm doing it in 2 phases. First phase is "autopiloting" a compass course. I'm in Colorado and most lakes here are small enough that a simple compass heading would do the trick. Add to that it's just a first step to make sure the main logistics of the damn thing works! Phase 2 will be GPS driven. This all came to be as we frequent Catalina Island annually, and it would be nice to sit back and relax a bit.
Oh OK .... Good luck with that .... Just a basic compass bearing (course lock) sounds good to me too :)

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Re: Vic's autopilot

Post by sailboatmike » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:09 pm

Neo wrote:Oh OK .... Good luck with that .... Just a basic compass bearing (course lock) sounds good to me too :)
That would be a good start

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