Originally Posted by Peter Richardso
I disconnected the wheel drive and found that there was nothing at the rudder upon reconnecting the wheel drive and disconnecting the rudder I found that there was some resistance but not enough to hold a coarse. I then tested the power into the switch to find there was very little power so it appears that I have a problem in my electrical
circuit which I will test and get to the bottom of this problem
. I would like to thank all that have contributed to my tail of woe. Cheers.
I suspect that the problem isn't in the circuit between the battery
and the autopilot
computer, but rather between the AP computer-switch-drive unit.
Or the clutch
circuit, since that also needs to be switched.
But it is best to check the main battery-to-AP computer circuit first, since it is very easy to do and will give you an ensured baseline to work off of.
How did you measure "power" into the switch - voltage or amperage? What were the measurements you got?