Heading Sensor Calibration, and Offset with i-Pilot

Calibrating the Heading Sensor

The Heading Sensor must be calibrated once the unit and the motor have been installed on the boat and paired via a Bluetooth connection.

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  1. Review all safety warnings and then navigate your boat to an area of the water that is free from obstructions.
  2. Power up the trolling motor according to the instructions provided in the Owner’s Manual. Make sure the Heading Sensor is also powered up and paired with the trolling motor.
  3. Turn on the remote for your i-Pilot system.
  4. On the i-Pilot remote, use the Menu Up mceclip16.png and Menu Downmceclip17.pngbuttons to find the System menu at the bottom of the display screen.
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  5. Use the Right Softkey mceclip18.png to select the System menu.
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  6. Use the Menu Up mceclip16.png and Menu Downmceclip17.pngbuttons to find the Sensor Cal menu at the bottom of the display screen. Use the Ok mceclip19.png button to select it.
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  7. The Sensor Cal screen will display.
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  8. Use the Right Softkeymceclip18.png to select the Start menu.
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  9. Review all safety warnings and then follow the prompts on the display screen and drive the boat in two complete circles.
  10. The left side of the Display Screen contains a counter that shows the number of complete turns that the boat has been driven and will increase from 0 to 1 and 2 as the circles are complete.
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  11. The Circle on the right side of the display screen will show how complete the boat has progressed through the current circle and will fill in like a pie chart as the boat progresses.
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  12. Once the two complete circles have been completed, the display screen will read Cal Successful.
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  13. Use the Right Softkeymceclip18.png to select the Close menu.

Heading Offset for i-Pilot:

Once the heading Sensor is calibrated, the Heading Offset needs to be set. Heading Offset is the difference between the angle of the Keel of the boat and the angle that the Heading Sensor is mounted to the deck of the boat. During installation, the Heading Sensor was installed to be as parallel to the keel of the boa as possible. If the boat and heading sensor are perfectly parallel and pointing in exactly the same direction, the Offset will be a perfect 0° degrees. Knowing that installations are never perfect, the Heading Offset can be set on the i-Pilot Remote to compensate for the difference between the two. Heading Offset has the ability to correct the difference in a range between +30° and -30° degrees.

  1. On the i-Pilot remote, use the Menu Up mceclip0.png and Menu Down mceclip1.png buttons to find the System menu at the bottom of the display screen.
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  2. Use the Right Softkeymceclip3.png to select the System menu.
  3. Use the Menu Up mceclip0.png and Menu Down mceclip1.pngbuttons to find the Sensor Offset menu at the bottom of the display screen.
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  4. Use the Ok mceclip4.png button to select it. The Sensor Offset screen will display.
  5. Turn the motor so that it is parallel with the Keel of the boat.
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  6. Use the Right Softkeymceclip3.png to select the Set menu. The Sensor Offset will automatically adjust.
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  7. Use the Left Softkey mceclip9.png to select Back, or press the Home mceclip10.png button to exit the menu.

 

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