Wind Self steering

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Wind Self steering

Postby Peti » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:15 pm

has anybody experiences with Wind Self steering systems?
I think that it is probatly a good possibility for the HR29

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Re: Wind Self steering

Postby Antti_DD » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:33 am

Hi Peti,

I have been using Windpilot Pacific for almost seven years now and I am still very pleased with this system. I think that it is a good option for HR29, which has a good directional stability and (therefore) the tiller pressure can sometimes be a bit too much for the autopilot (and battery capacity in the long run).
Check out this old topic about windvanes: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=146

Here is also a video clip from this season, where you can see it in action: ... 020097121/
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Re: Wind Self steering

Postby Ralph » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:28 pm

Hi Peti,

I know this is not the newest thread but I really want to share my
newest experiences.
In the last two years I build one of my own, and tested it this summer.
I can only say it´s a really awesome feeling going with those pilots.
The design I used is also an pendulum rudder gear. You can find a lot of sources
to build your own, e.g. Walt Murray ; Dr.Jörn Heinrich ; Peter Förthmann .
All these recources encouraged me to go for my own project,
Here are some photos,

Fair winds, Ralph
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