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pypilot is a free software autopilot. To form a working autopilot you need both software and hardware components.

pypilot is free software and can run on a variety of hardware:

  1. tinypilot - minimal power consumption, small lcd, remote control, raspberry pi zero w
  2. openplotter - full chart plotter, raspberry pi
  3. used successfully on different orange pi boards running ubuntu

It is recommended to choose either tinypilot or openplotter however, p

There are 4 supported control interfaces:

  1. python gui works on linux, eg: openplotter

More guides

  1. motor controller different controller options
  2. rudder drive motor How to drive the rudder
  3. upgrade software upgrade without losing settings
  4. calibration - required for correct operation
  5. tuning gains - improve performance

The autopilot has worked successfully sailing hundreds of miles on s/v alexandra as well as reported successful on more than a dozen other vessels including boats with hydraulic pumps, and heavy steel cruising boats.

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