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Old 07-26-2005, 01:08 PM
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We have a simrad autopilot can't remember which model but in the past week or so it seams that the heading it displays is off by over 50 degrees I have no idea what would cause this or how to fix it does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this promblem?

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Old 07-26-2005, 01:22 PM
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Could it have lost power since you last calibrated it?
Old 07-26-2005, 01:48 PM
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Yes it did lose power because the batteries died a month or so back

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If you have the manual look up calibration procedure. If not & the unit has a NAV button, hold that down for 5+seconds for the setup menu then get to the perform calibration heading. In a wide clear open area start a slow even circle to the right , hit the start calibration button ( right arrow button on mine or clockwise turn of the course correction knob?) and continue the slow circle for about 1 1/4+ turns until the display says calibration completed, then hit Standy to exit setup. If it is still off you can access setup again and enter am manual offset. Make sure you have not placed some electrica or magnetic interference near your remote heading sensor (RFC).

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