Reports of Resurrection are a Bit Premature

The autopilot worked beautifully for about three hours, then right before dinner it coughed up an error message and stopped working.

“Clutch is Overloaded” or some such nonsense. It then refused to engage in any and all calibration and configuration exercises, telling me to Check your wiring.

What I am guessing is there are some calibration differences between the two drives. There may be a bit more play in the hydraulic drive than in this one, since the rotary drive is actually geared directly into the steering system.

We noticed a lot of small tight erratic motions when it was steering and this may have been our downfall.

Cross your fingers for tomorrow morning, and hope we can get this configuration sorted.


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