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Old 08-05-2013, 17:43   #1
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Simrad tiller pilots

Hello all,
I have 2 Simrad tiller pilots, they worked fine in the northern hemisphere (Med) but now in Australia the compasses in them don't respond properly. All else works.
Is it possible that they have different models for north or south or that I need to reprogram or something.
Help please.

Simrad here think its a joke and tell me to return them to where I bought them (Malta).
Great service from an international company, I won't be buying any more of their gear.

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Old 08-05-2013, 18:00   #2
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Re: Simrad tiller pilots

Mine worked in both hemispheres until it eventually broke from rainwater leaking in and frying the circuits.
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Old 08-05-2013, 18:32   #3
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Re: Simrad tiller pilots

A compass works the same on the whole planet. It's clearly not an upside down thing either. The only thing funny in the southern hemisphere is water going down a drain and storms rotate backwards but they work the same.

I've always like Simrad stuff.
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Re: Simrad tiller pilots

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A compass works the same on the whole planet. It's clearly not an upside down thing either. The only thing funny in the southern hemisphere is water going down a drain and storms rotate backwards but they work the same.

I've always like Simrad stuff.
Pblais: Agree that Simrad is good kit,but think that water going down a drain rotates differently is pure urban myth. Will check if ever in the S. hemisphere again. What say you Aussies?
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Re: Simrad tiller pilots

Oh No.....
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Old 08-05-2013, 19:39   #6
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Re: Simrad tiller pilots

I wouldn't agree that they are good kit.
The waterproofing is a joke. People I know with them cover them with plastic bags when in use(me included)to keep them dry. They could be built a lot better.

Anyway,
any ideas why my 2 pilots don't function properly down here?

Peter
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Re: Simrad tiller pilots

Curious to what you found was the problem? Did you try inputing hdg from a simnet external compass to see if it was the internal compass?
Iirc, the Tp32 takes the simnet heading over the internal fluxgate by default.
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