SailNet Community - View Single Post - Wanted- Otto, Dead or Alive
View Single Post
  #20  
Old 04-17-2013
BubbleheadMd's Avatar
BubbleheadMd BubbleheadMd is offline
Chastened
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 3,042
Thanks: 1
Thanked 60 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 6
BubbleheadMd will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to BubbleheadMd
Re: Wanted- Otto, Dead or Alive

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captainmeme View Post
An experiment, turn otto on, disconnected from the tiller, align it so the motor is not activated,(ie, it thinks it is on coarse) let it sit for however long it takes to fail while sailing, an hour or two?, then rotate otto to see if the unit is still active.
Oh, it'll die even if I leave it in Standby mode, where it isn't steering at all. The red LED goes out, and it's totally non-responsive.
__________________
S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook