Looking for some debugging advice on a Simrad
AP24 install. I've installed the AC42 main computer, AP24 control head
, RF25 rudder
feedback unit and the RC42 compass
. I'm trying to hook this up to a Raymarine
Type 2 linear electric
drive from an older Autohelm
When I get to the commissioning stage, the AP passes the rudder
feedback stage, but then fails the rudder test. The symptoms are: the wheel
starts to turn to port, under control of the drive. It gets to maximum extension, then there are slipping sounds in the drive, as if its trying to turn further. After being stalled for a few seconds, it reports 'Failed' and we can proceed no further.
Any ideas on what to check? I'm imagining the Raymarine
drive might have issues. If I have to replace the drive, what do people recommend? The Simrad
hydraulic linear drive
? The boat is a 12m Bowman 40, weighing about 14 tonnes.
If that all fails, can anyone suggest a Simrad technician in Marmaris area, Turkey