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Old 04-16-2018, 02:53 PM
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Default Furuno TZtouch12 + MCU-002 user interface?

Hello,

I am planning a setup with:
- Furuno DRS4DL+ Radar
- Furuno TZtouch 12" MFD
- Furuno MCU-002 controller
- Furuno FAP-7002 course computer
- Sat compass
- HRP pump to outboard hydraulics

I am trying to keep the dash really simple but yet functional since it is a small boat.
Question:
If I press the Stby/Auto button on the MCU-002 will it leave the joystick as a course control knob?
If not - can it be personalized as such through the TZtouch menu settings?

And second final question:
When the autopilot is switched from the MCU-002 is it easy to access the basic radar controls (gain, clutter, vrm and ebl)?

For me the regular use would be first checking with ebl and/or vrm the position or cross referencing plotter data and then setting a new course.
Is this possible _easily_ and without huge effort with the MCU-002?

(I mean - without swiping, pinching and scrolling first through digitally engineered dataclutter and after your boat sits on a rock in the darkness you are happy that you found your "you don't have to touch these settings, because they are automatic"-sea clutter settings that filtered out a rock next to your boat - which is now sitting next to you.)

Couldn't find any informative videos or writings on such issues. Hopefully you can help me with my prolonged decision to buy the setup.
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:20 PM
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I'm sorry for the delayed response. I am not intimately familiar with the MCU-002 and FAP-7002. I am trying to get my hands on a combo to test it out.
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