Hello Cagney and thanks. Just judging from experience, I would say that .05 is too far away. .02 feels right, that's about 36m. The thing is, that if the arrival radius is too small, you might miss it completely. You would have to have a routine built in to say "on arrival radius .02 NM, advance waypoint, and if .02 never attained, advance waypoint on DTW increasing" ie overshoot.
Its about 80 waypoints now that I have tested this on. We leave the autopilot chirping to accept an advance almost so long that it gives up (5 seconds) and press accept at the last second, then the boat
turns to the new heading and we are far from the actual waypoint.
Down here in the San Blas islands of Panama
, this can park you nicely on a reef, so of course we are there to take over manually and do.
When I create the route on O, and then manually transfer the waypoints to the Ray chartplotter/sounder, and let it "drive" the boat
, it works perfectly, on .02NM radius.
Perhaps the next beta should have that?
Perhaps the next beta should have that as an INI value?
I would be happy to test it...
Thanks again for your comments.