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Furuno NavPilot 500 Long Description

Posted on: January 23 2010 by John Barry

Technical Marine recommends the NavPilot 500 as the best choice. With three autopilot control heads (Navpilot 500, Navpilot 511 and the NavPilot 520) to choose from, Furuno offers rugged construction and high performance. All models use the same course computer, so choosing a Furuno autopilot is much simpler than most brands. Just select the correct autopilot drive unit and desired control head and you are done.

The NavPilotTM 500 is a revolutionary marine autopilot designed for a variety of vessels. The operation modes include Auto (Heading control), Advanced Auto utilizing automatic ground tracking control, Auto Work for net towing and NAV mode (Course or Precision Cross Track control) when integrated with navigation sensors.
The NavPilotTM 500 utilizes a self-learning and adaptive software algorithm, providing the ultimate in course keeping capability. Essential parameters dynamically adjust for vessel speed, trim, draught, tide and wind effects, dead band, weather, etc. These parameters are stored in system memory and continuously optimized.

Simple one-touch mode selection provides reliable steering and course control. Multiple customizable display modes include Rudder angle, Heading, Highway, Compass rose, Wind, Nav Info, etc.

FishHunterTM is a unique feature that forces a vessel to perform Orbit or Figure Eight maneuvers around fish targets when a target is received from a compatible Furuno sounder
, sonar
, or radar
utilizing the TLL feature. Orbit mode is also invoked when a MOB is received from a Nav Receiver.

Multi-station capability, maximum of six stations, is available through the utilization of a high speed network.

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