Autopilot – NAVICONTROL AP 3003 gold

NEW CONTROL UNIT

The control unit is provided with backlight silicon rubber keys easy-to-read and touch-effect which allows the regulation of the steering and navigation parameters, as well as the activating of various pilot functions, while the course can be set with a knob and the two arrow keys respectively by five degress each click and one degree at a time. The large LCD display 80×60 mm. is able to visualize all the most important data such as real course, the rudder, the course with respect to the ground (COG) and the true speed (SOG).

TRUE COURSE

The exclusive “True Course” function calculates the offset due to leeway or drift, correcting it in totally automatic mode.

ALWAYS GREAT PERFORMANCE

The precise control of the rudder is suitable to any kind of craft permetting the autopilot to be installed, with excellent results, even on crafts with higher speeds (50 knots and above). The connection between the various components is composed of a single cable, so it is easy to install. A system of self-monitoring verify continuously the electronic functioning by indicating promptly the lack of signals or the need of adjustments.

FLUXGATE WITH AUTOMATIC COMPENSATION

A sophisticated program automatically compensates the electronic compass by simply turning the craft round through 360 degrees. This allows the pilot compass to keep very close to the values of
the ordinary steering compass. In addition, a sophisticated sensor, “Gyronav”, allows more precise control even in bad sea conditions or at elevated latitudes where the reading of the earth  magnetic field may be difficult.

REMOTE STATION

The possibility of using a control station identical to the main one allows the pilot to be controlled easily from the upper deck of the craft.

NEW FUNCTIONS AND ACCESSORIES

Compared to the previous systems, a follow-up function is available with a course knob and the turn course function of 180°, 360° and 2×360°. Moreover, it may be provided with an expansion card for different applications. The AP 3003 gold can be completely interfaced with different equipment’s such as gyro-compass,”Rate Gyro”, chart plotter by using both the communication protocols NMEA 0183 and the latest NMEA 2000. A wide range of accessories such as tillers, follow-up, rudder angle indicators, remote stations and some others contribute to making the AP 3003 gold suitable to any type of need.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF THE AP 3003 GOLD CONTROL UNIT

-Backlight LCD display 80×60 mm.
-11 backlight silicon rubber keys
-Course knob and keys
-Flush or bracket mounting
-Protection against IP65 infiltrations
-Operating temperature -5/+55°C

Display

-Magnetic followed course
-Set course
-True course*
-Speed*
-Depth
-Rudder angle
-Off course
-Functional : yaw, rudder quantity, counter-rudder quantity, turn rate.
-Xte (Cross Track Error)
-Breakdowns and malfunctioning alarms

(*) With Gps sensor

Operating modes

-Stand-By (compass)
-Electrical actioning of the rudder with external tiller
-Automatic
-Automatic + Track (True Course)
-Nav1, Nav2 and Wind
-Dodge with external control
-Wind mode selection
-Course memory, turn 180°, 360°, 2×360°
-Follow-Up with course knob
-3 pre-selected programs of the steering parameters

Functions

-Automatic Trim control
-Automatic sensitivity control (YAW)
-Automatic control of leeway or drift and compass errors (True Course)
-Rudder limit from 10° to 35°
-Bow alignment +/-10°
-Automatic Fluxgate compensation
-Adjusting of brightness of keyboard and display

Functional parameters

-Yaw from 1 to 9°
-Rudder from 0.5 to 9.0
-Counter-Rudder from 0 to 20
-Turn-Rate from 2 to 20°/sec.

Visual and acoustic alarms of malfunctioning

-Lack of fluxgate compass signal
-Short circuit alarm (remote control)
-Off course
-No feedback signal
-Power supply unit
-Overload reversible unit
-Wind sensor
-Serial line
-No Gps signal
-No Plotter signal
-Insufficient voltage supply
-Interfered compass signals

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