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Old 21-06-2022, 08:49   #91
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Re: PyPilot

Hi Sean,

will sure do and give feedback. However, I will not be on the boat before next month and there for a short period only, as I have to travel to Singapore in August (a family matter). But you will get feedback... promised... :-)


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Old 01-10-2022, 23:45   #92
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Does this plugin not work on Mac OS? I can install and activate it in the plugin manager, but it won't show up in OpenCPN. When I restart OpenCPN it doesn't show as installed anymore in the plugin manager.
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Old 02-10-2022, 13:12   #93
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This maybe a totally stupid set of questions, but here goes!

Rick/Sean anyone else:

We currently have a Raymarine fitment with a Raymarine 400G course computer that drives an hydraulic autopilot ram. The AP head is a ST6001+ unit.

Currently, the 'sensors' Wind, Depth, Speed, Rudder Position Sensor, Gyro are all connected directly to the 400G CC.

We provide the Course Computer with navigation data from our rpi4 based systems through an E85001 NMEA bridge unit.

This puts all the required info on the Seatalk 1 network and of course provides info to the Course Computer.

Can we use PyPilot and keep the hydraulics and motors etc. and get rid of the AP head unit and potentially the Course Computer/

I am imagining that we could drive the hydraulic motor and ram etc. from some kind of controller controlled by PyPilot which we can send all the necessary navigation information.

Am I right in thinking the Course Computer is reversing the motor polarity to get the ram moving one way or the other?

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Sparticle,

Short answer yes, but it is going to take some work.

This is the best place to get help:

https://forum.openmarine.net/forumdisplay.php?fid=17
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Old 09-01-2023, 17:51   #95
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Uwe and crew, we really need some testing of Pypilot 0.36.0 which will be found in the PIM "Beta Catalog" once Bdbcat merges the PR.


This version includes Sean's improvements!

Please test and make sure it is working properly, as all I can do is check that the menu and interface looks ok.


Report your findings here, also what OS? If the reports are positive we will add the plugin to the Master catalog.
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Old 10-01-2023, 04:28   #96
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Dear Rick,

I am not on my boat right now, I would love to test, as I am an enthusiastic user of PyPilot. However, I do not believe to be on my boat before February, probably mid of February. In addition to the Pypilot plugin, "Autopilot Route" also seems to need some attention. I am using OpenCPN on Flatpak natively, NOT under Openplotter just fyi. and the autopilot-route plugin failed.However, I do not have details available right now.

Best regards to you and all the team as well as my best wishes for 2023,

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Uwe, I found that when pypilot is unenabled it causes O to crash. Will try to fix that, and autopilot_route for february.
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Rick,
Is this the new version of pypilot in plotter 3.0?
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The new version of Pypilot_pi v 0.36.1 is in the Beta Catalog.

It has a bug I discovered, when the Conf > IP Autodiscover is checked, then when the Plugin is Disabled Opencpn crashes.

So please do not leave Config > Autodiscover checked ON until we get it fixed!
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Pypilot has been updated to 0.36.3 and is in the beta catalog in PIM.
Autodiscover of IP has been removed, you must know the correct IP!
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Autopilot_route_pi 0.36.4 which fixes the preferences menu, is now in the Beta catalog.

We need to have this plugin tested by someone!!!!!!! Please.
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Re: PyPilot

Hi all,

We have been running tightly pilot on OpenCPN with excellent results. I'm very impressed with both its route following and smoothness.

But recently we've run into a problem. We were right in the middle of using the autopilot while navigating down the Columbia River, when suddenly it started to veer towards the starboard bank. We turned the autopilot off and corrected course, turned it back on, and once again it started bearing to starboard. We tried to operate it in compass mode with the same result.

The compass seems to be working fine, and nothing changed in the middle of the course that it was following when this started happening, but now every time we use it it beers 5 to starboard directly to the bank and we can't figure out why. It's made the unit unusable. Has anyone else had this problem or have any potential solutions?

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Please. What operating system, what version of O, what version of Pypilot?

Or perhaps you are not using Pypilot_pi and just posted here under pypilot after having some problems with OpenCPN's autopiloting features?


Please be much more precise or we will not be able to help you.


If this is not a Pypilot problem, please start a new dedicated thread and post your information screenshots, etc.
Most likely it sounds like this may be a communication problem related to your nmea0183 network.
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