Simrad AP24 Control Unit
Compact design, fully featured.
The all new AP24 combines space saving design with state of the art auto steering, making it the perfect choice when space is at a premium. A new SimNet plug & play network, provides simplified installation and enhanced integration with other Simrad products.
- Complete set of Turn Patterns - including Depth Contour Tracking, programmable S-turn, Zig-Zag, Continuous turn, Square patterns and many more.
- Improved steering algorithms - full Rate Of Turn (ROT) control provides smooth and precise turns in any condition and improves tack and gybe performance on sailboats.
- No Drift Course - Maintain set Course Over Ground even in severe wind and current conditions.
Installation & Integration
The AP24 utilizes the Simrad Intelligent Marine Network - SimNet, which features plug and play operation and Slim Line connectors for easy cable routing, so you'll be up and running in very little time. The ability to 'daisy chain' SimNet instruments in any order allows you to use the most efficient cable runs possible when installing the equipment.
Virtual Rudder Feedback
This unique feature, recently introduced to Simrad autopilots means that no rudder feedback unit is needed for outboards and stern drive boats. In terms of installation, you will save a huge amount of time and aggravation thanks to this sophisticated new feature.
The AP24 include a number of self calibrating features that automatically compensate for the unique handling characteristics of your boat and sea conditions, insuring optimum performance without the need for expert manual calibration.
Simrad engineering ensures that you can always go to sea in the confidence that your Autopilot is pin-point accurate and highly reliable. The AP24 boasts state of the art technology so you know you'll be safe, you know you'll hit your way points and you know that you'll arrive on time. But what about en-route? What can the AP24 do for you?
This unique Simrad feature utilizes data from your fishfinder or depth instrument to maintain a set water depth, just as if you were manually steering your boat along depth contours on a paper chart. This leaves you free to concentrate on the big catch, enjoy the shoreline view or trim your sail.
Advanced Wind Steering
The AWS feature provides unbeatable autopilot performance for any sailing vessel. AWS is ideal for single-handed sailing or racing. Utilizing wind and
GPS data simultaneously, it is possible to hit long distance waypoints dead-on, without deviating from the original course line or build-up of signifi cant
cross track error.
Rate Of Turn Control
The AP24 is equipped with advanced control algorithms that enable smooth and precise turns regardless of sea conditions. This feature also improves tack and gybe performance on sailboats.
The AP24 includes a number of data pages where you can view autopilot parameters such as compass heading, set course, rudder position, as well as information received from other SimNet compatible equipment such as GPS navigation data and IS20 wind, depth and speed data.
Expanded multi-station compatibility offers several control options including use of the AP28 control unit. Any future autopilot control units will also work thanks to the SimNet system.
Simrad offers a range of extra display and control options for the AP24:
o AP24 Second Control Unit
o IS20 RUDDER Display
o IS20 COMPASS Display
o R3000X NFU Remote Control
o WR20 Wireless Remote Control
Display Type Transflective matrix LCD display
Display Resolution 130x79
Product Width 115 mm 4.5 in
Product Height 115 mm 4.5 in
Product Depth 20 mm 0.8 in