I'd like to try to make my own auto pilot system by running an hydraulic pump from my opencpn
computer via a high power USB DC motor
Howevere I need to know if my 'autopilot' software
can query opencpn
for three parameters:
1. If a Route
2. The Current
Vessel Heading in degrees
3. The heading from current
position to the next waypoint (also in degrees).
Does it exist possibilities to retrieve these data / values from opencpn?
After having reached a waypoint I assume the heading to the next waypoint is immediately calculated, so I won't run into problems here :-)
Thanks a lot for comments on this 'project'
best regards Tor