Phil2360 Posted April 7, 2008 Share Posted April 7, 2008 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Just been thinking outside the square about speed control & the calibration factors that need to be considered. Basically all boats are going to respond differently based on engines, propellors, hull designs & the list goes on. When we think back to manual driving we got to know a boats response by the way it feels in relation to how it respondes to the throttle. So why don't speed controls work in a similar manner. Consider a built in calibration mode where the speed control take the boat to 34 mph & holds it there. It records the revs then has a few different "Pushes on the throttle" & records what happens. It would know how much throttle it applied & what RPM, acceleration & speed changes this made. This information could be recomputed & stored & used later as a reference factor so the unit is now aware of how responsive this particular boat is. Why not throw way the "Switch". Replace it with a load cell that can actually monitor the load constantly on the ski pole. They're not that expensive these days. The system would now have even more feedback to work with.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Would seem to me that this approach would overcome a variety of issues. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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