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Old 08-21-2013
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Re: Self steering dilemma

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Originally Posted by TQA View Post
If you read it through you will see she had problems with her autopilots on all three. There were times when her wind generator was broken, both main engine and generator engine were U/S, the sun was not shining and her batteries were flat.
I can't help feeling that it is a tough indictment on APs suggesting that "she had problems with her autopilots on all three" when it seems to me in real terms she had problems with a whole lot of other stuff that negatively influenced her AP. Just fix the other stuff and the AP will work again. Sorry, I never read her blog (no time) so maybe I'm supposing things again.

But to me that's like saying "I removed those controls lines to get more comfort in the cockpit and now that that d@mned wind vane isn't working again".
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