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Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by WBH, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. WBH

    WBH Guest

    Greetings!
    Has anyone in this NG experience with the Raymarine Gyroplus Yaw Sensor,
    used with the older model 100 course computer? Is it worth while, i.e. is
    there a significant performance improvement?
    Wout
     
  2. I've got this setup; the rate gyro input is done using an analog input
    to the course computer. According to the manual, and observed behaviour,
    it uses this input only when you set "response" to "3".

    So you do *NOT* get the same level of course-keeping as by replacing the
    100 with a S1G. When you set response to 3 the course-keeping is
    absolutely wonderful, but you do get a very active steering behavior
    that uses a lot of amp-hours.

    I bought the gyro to get fast heading for the radar unit, so the better
    course keeping is just an added bonus for me. Still, if I had known
    about this I would probably have bought the S1G instead (as it does give
    you a backup computer for emergencies, as Geoff suggests).
     
  3. WBH

    WBH Guest

    | @lust.ihug.co.nz:
    |
    | > Greetings!
    | > Has anyone in this NG experience with the Raymarine Gyroplus Yaw Sensor,
    | > used with the older model 100 course computer? Is it worth while, i.e.
    is
    | > there a significant performance improvement?
    | > Wout
    |
    | I have an S3 course computer to which I added an external GyroPlus. I had
    | issues with external unit and the tech that I deal with offered to remove
    | the gyro chip from the external unit and install it in the S3 for free.
    | Once I did that, I had no problems.
    |
    | While I can't comment on using a model 100 (which is my old course
    | computer, which I now store as a spare), I will say that I'm amazed at how
    | well the gyro does in adjusting for wave action. I'd swear that someone
    | was at the wheel sensing what's going on. You can watch the wheel get
    into
    | a rythmic swinging motion to counter-act the sea state. I hate following
    | seas on the quarter, but the gyro handles them very well. I'm a believer!
    |
    | -- Geoff
    |

    Thanks, that sounds pretty convincing.
    Wout
     
  4. WBH

    WBH Guest

    | WBH wrote:
    | > Greetings!
    | > Has anyone in this NG experience with the Raymarine Gyroplus Yaw Sensor,
    | > used with the older model 100 course computer? Is it worth while, i.e.
    is
    | > there a significant performance improvement?
    | > Wout
    | >
    | >
    |
    | I've got this setup; the rate gyro input is done using an analog input
    | to the course computer. According to the manual, and observed behaviour,
    | it uses this input only when you set "response" to "3".
    |
    | So you do *NOT* get the same level of course-keeping as by replacing the
    | 100 with a S1G. When you set response to 3 the course-keeping is
    | absolutely wonderful, but you do get a very active steering behavior
    | that uses a lot of amp-hours.
    |
    | I bought the gyro to get fast heading for the radar unit, so the better
    | course keeping is just an added bonus for me. Still, if I had known
    | about this I would probably have bought the S1G instead (as it does give
    | you a backup computer for emergencies, as Geoff suggests).
    |
    | --
    | Kees

    Encouraging words. If the improvement is as profound as it sounds, the
    USD600 for the external sensor is probably worth it. On the other hand, this
    is almost half way to a new S1G with AST. Decisions, decisions..
    Thanks,
    Wout
     
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