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Offline o from wi

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i pilot tip
« on: January 20, 2012, 06:48 AM »
Not sure where to post this so lets start here. I have a new i pilot with "Advanced" auto pilot. Last week at Alamo, my partner said he didn't like the new motor. Every so often it would make a drastic adjustment and sometime tangle our lines. After some thought,,, I concluded that because the Advanced pilot sets GPS points on the track to keep you on a straighter line,, it needs to adjust every now and then to get back on that line. After I changed to standard autopilot (hold autopilot button down for 3 seconds. Circle goes away.) our problems were solved. Hope this helps.
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Offline OneBlade

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Re: i pilot tip
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 06:58 AM »
I typically used the advanced one and haven't had that problem.  I think your solution works though because then I think it's just sticking to a heading but not necessarily staying on track points it lined up before.  I love the iPilot.

Offline sandman

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Re: i pilot tip
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 09:12 AM »
Depends on the wind has been my experience. Windy, I use standard. Calm, I use advanced.

Offline Fish Hawk

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Re: i pilot tip
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 12:45 PM »
standard all the time

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Re: i pilot tip
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 06:03 AM »
yep ive learned to use standard allmost all the time too. if i want some variance on the line ill put up the big engine and put on sattelite. i get fishtailing but it slows and speeds up the lines for fishy.