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New! Simrad Precision 9 Compass

Old 02-17-2016, 11:31 AM
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Default New! Simrad Precision 9 Compass

http://www.simrad-yachting.com/en-SG...ading-Updates/

sophisticated solid-state sensor array based on MEMS technology. This high-precision array measures motion on nine separate axes: heading, heel, trim, roll, pitch, yaw, surge, sway, and heave. Data from all nine axes is used to calculate the most accurate heading and rate-of-turn information possible, avoiding many common limitations of conventional fluxgate electronic compasses and delivering heading accuracy of ±2 degrees after calibration.

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Old 02-18-2016, 12:02 AM
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Where does it say that it supports heave function?
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Rusty007 View Post
Where does it say that it supports heave function?
Check out http://www.simrad-yachting.com/Simra...ass-en-sg.aspx
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:26 AM
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Heave compensation is not supported --Yet.

I checked with Navico today and that web site was incorrect. The Precision 9 will work with Heave but not from the first release, A software upgrade will be needed. Not sure if the MFD or the Precision 9 needs the upgrade but the hardware of the compass will not change.
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Old 02-19-2016, 04:49 AM
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NSS Evo2 is supporting heave compensation already, I've verified with HS60.
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:04 AM
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NSS Evo2 is supporting heave compensation already, I've verified with HS60.
Is the HS60 better heading source than the new compass?
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They have the same spec, but a GPS compass should be better. I'm also sure it will give better heave data.
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Old 02-19-2016, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
They have the same spec, but a GPS compass should be better. I'm also sure it will give better heave data.
Thank you very much.
Understood.
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:28 PM
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Abbor, how much difference between HS60 and the larger units like HS70a? Would be installed on a 50' sportfish. NSE12, NSS12 & 7, GS25. Might be swapping out NSS7 with NSS evo2 9. Very curious about the pitch and roll for the BSM2 and Sonichub. Thanks
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For a large boat like yours I would recommend HS70. The longer baseline (distance between the GPS antennas) will give a more accurate heading. The HS70 spec is 0.75 deg rms, while HS60 is speced to 2 deg rms. My boat is only 21' so HS70 would look strange.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:33 PM
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Thanks abbor
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:41 AM
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Does anyone yet have any experience with the P9?

Any screen shots of heave compensation on/off?
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:05 AM
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Heave compensation is still not supported with Precision-9. I was told the Navico engineers were out in their boat testing it today. A new PGN is implemented for the heave sensor data so we have to assume Precision-9 will need a software update.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
Heave compensation is still not supported with Precision-9. I was told the Navico engineers were out in their boat testing it today. A new PGN is implemented for the heave sensor data so we have to assume Precision-9 will need a software update.
As does according to reports HS60.
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I will get information regarding the HS60 heave status Monday. HS60 and HS70 are outputting another PGN which could be used for heave compensation, I don't know if Navico will be using this PGN or the new one.
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Originally Posted by alexcim View Post
Does anyone yet have any experience with the P9?

Any screen shots of heave compensation on/off?
I didn't see it yet on the P9 with the april update
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I bought the Airmar H2183 b/c I did not like the RC42, but this one has heave compensation will probably sell it to get this new one, it is only $645
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:36 PM
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Precision-9 will not support heave compensation until a software release scheduled sometime in the fall. I'm still waiting for the HS60 heave status.
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
Precision-9 will not support heave compensation until a software release scheduled sometime in the fall. I'm still waiting for the HS60 heave status.
Thanks for giving us the "heave-ho" on this situation.
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Default Compared to Airmar H2183?

How does the Precision 9 compass compare to the Airmar H2183? The H2183 was a good compass, but has been out for a long time. Will I get better performance out of my Simrad AP28/AC42n autopilot with the Precision 9 installed? Just so happens my H2183 has an intermittent problem and I need to replace it. The application is for a 40' cruising sailboat.

One more question: Can the Precision 9 get software updates via a PC connected to N2K through a gateway?

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