Originally Posted by Vipe6
Then I misinterpreted the fact that the Pelagic was not to be connected to the navigation
network (says so in the faq) The Bcalmxp can be connected to any drive, not only a simrad. I connected mine to a Jefa linear drive
which works great. Steering
is noiseless and the Bcalmxp commands the drive using between 6% to 100% current
Yes, I see that the Jefa actuator is much better than the tp22. Why do they not attach the tiller pilot to the windvane though?
I prefer to not have the AP system connected to my nav network, I like the stand alone aspects of a system like this. Point and click navigation isn't for me. I'm to paranoid.
It seems that both systems are the same in principal. The Pelagic AP is using Bosch AP hardware
in their system, which I appreciate.
I'm going to go with the Pelagic due to proximity to the manufacturer as well. I'm also going to guess that I'd almost need an interpreter to talk to the Bcalmxp folks.
To bad the big players haven't done squat for their tiller pilot customers for decades. Shame on their managers.
I also tried to talk Will Hamm of WH Autopilots into building a system like these, he wasn't interested at the time.