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    As Roycv says, steering a compass course may be difficult to allow for drift and tides - GPS will always be accurate, and on the larger yachts we now do not use paper charts but GPS giving us a detailed chart on a screen in front of us as the helm. I am sure that using some of the GPS and radio units as used on drones, you may get a longer range and view of where you are than with our standard RC units? If outside even this range you are in uncharted territory.๐Ÿค”
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    Thanks for the input! Will study it more closely.
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    Good stuff from Ed. We used to have regattas and one used compass steering. If you sail a square you never end up where you started due to wind and water drift.

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    Hi

    Ardupilot supports boats, I have only used it with aircraft but there is a lot of information available applicable to boats on the internet. This is a good starting point.


    https://ardupilot.org/rover/docs/boat-configuration.html
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    I want to steer a one-meter model boat by compass course, outside the range of the radio control. With the radio control's servo or a solution with its own servo. Based on compass or GPS input. Anyone who can help?



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