SIMRAD MARINE ELECTRONICS FOR POWERBOATS & SPORTFISHING
Build your autopilot system
There are a number of components that make up an autopilot system, but if you approach it in the right order, it’s straight forward.
A lot of the choices are made for you based on the type of steering system you have on your boat.
Start by understanding what type of steering you have, then work through the drive selection process, this will in turn select the right computer for you and help you understand if you need a rudder feedback unit, then you can you can select the controller and any additional accessories you may need.
SIMRAD MARINE AUTOPILOT & NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
Simrad Rudder Feedback Units
Rudder feedback units are small sensors that measure and report rudder position, enabling precise rudder control for smooth and accurate steering. On smaller boats, Virtual Rudder Feedback (VRF) eliminates the need to install a physical sensor by using a software-based approach to calculate rudder position.
Simrad Autopilot Computer
An autopilot computer is the brains of your Simrad Continuum autopilot system. It continuously monitors data from compasses, rudder feedback units and other on-board instruments, and steers to your chosen heading or course. An autopilot computer also includes the electronics required to operate your drive unit.