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== Do I need an AP74 or AP76 for the autopilot to work? ==
 
== Do I need an AP74 or AP76 for the autopilot to work? ==
  
No.
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No. But the AP74 makes the basic AP easier to work with.  The AP76 is required for any kind of vertical coupling to external sources.  The AP76 also activates additional vertical speed and preselect features.
  
 
== Is the HS34 functionality also included in the AP74 or AP76? ==
 
== Is the HS34 functionality also included in the AP74 or AP76? ==

Revision as of 05:02, 29 June 2008

Do I need an AP74 or AP76 for the autopilot to work?

No. But the AP74 makes the basic AP easier to work with. The AP76 is required for any kind of vertical coupling to external sources. The AP76 also activates additional vertical speed and preselect features.

Is the HS34 functionality also included in the AP74 or AP76?

No. The HS34 cannot be replaced by the AP74; the HS34's function is to allow you to connect your GPS and NAV radio to the D180/D100 for HSI and Autopilot navigation sources, while the optional AP74 provides a set of dedicated controls for the autopilot system.

How much power do the servos draw?

SV32

   Powered but disengaged: 0.1 amps
   Engaged and holding, 100% torque: 0.80 amps
   Engaged and moving, 100% torque: 1.33 amps

SV42

   Powered but disengaged: 0.1 amps
   Engaged and holding, 100% torque: 1.11 amps
   Engaged and moving, 100% torque: 2.03 amps

SV52

   Powered but disengaged: 0.1 amps
   Engaged and holding, 100% torque: 1.52 amps
   Engaged and moving, 100% torque: 2.80 amps