No Internetconnection needed.
You do not need any internet connection to run the Autopilot System. You can preload the Google earth Maps if needed from at home - or connect the Tablet to your Smartphone to full atomatic outdoor download.
The Carplounge Autopilot App is fully translated in both German and English. The following screenshots show both languages mixed.
Manual driving / Saving spots
In the Manual tab you can steer the boat like you would with a normal remote control. You can also control actions like opening the Hopperdoors and adjusting the Lights by pressing the appropriate buttons. While steering manually you are able to save specific spots in order to reach them again at a later point. Simply click on “save current location” and name the spot if desired.
Home spot: By clicking on the blue house symbol you have the possibility to save the current location as your home spot or to automatically steer to your home spot. This function is very convenient if you steer the boat manually and want to automatically return home quickly after unloading the bait.
Automatically steer straight ahead: By clicking on the blue arrow in the manual tab your boat can steer straight ahead automatically. Simply point your boat in the desired direction and click on the arrow.
Ultrasonic distance control: If you decided to buy the radar distance alert the current distance to an obstacle is displayed graphically and in centimeters. Using the Auto-Stop function you can adjust the distance that will trigger the automatic hold of the boat.
In the Points tab you can see and edit/delete all saved spots. The saved spots are automatically displayed on the map after clicking on them. In addition you can sort the spots by perimeter and date. For example you can enter 10km around your boat and it will show all spots that are within the range of 10km.
If you click on Add manually you can add points manually if you received any from friends or other GPS devices for example. Simply enter the longitude and latitude
After clicking on the blue arrow the boat will automatically follow the selected route. The distance to the next waypoint will be displayed in meters. The list of waypoints will be followed from top to bottom and all passed waypoints will be highlighted in green. Using the blue square the current route can be paused or cancelled.
Updates: Through automatic software updates via the Google Play store we can add further feature requests, changes and extensions easily and for quick updating. You do not have to send the Autopilot or the boat back to us. The Autopilot App will be automatically updates as is usual with smartphones/tablets nowadays.
App control with a tablet
Intuitive steering and function control
Manual steering via touchscreen in order to save spots
App displays live status of battery power of the main and backup battery of the boat, battery of the transmitter box and distance to the home spot of the selected destination
Modern PID based navigation
continually offset with GPS data in order to show real heading
Pathfinding directly to the waypoint.
Self-regulated if one side is under higher strain
Specifying spots by approaching or manual entry of geo coordinates
Ability to save home spot
Ability to automatically steer straight ahead
Instead of manual steering the boat can be directed in a certain direction and it steers straight ahead automatically
Ability to automatically steer to saved waypoints/spots
Actions and saved spots are freely combinable
Create unlimited routes
The position of the boat and the current heading can be displayed on the map and are continuously updated. (Compass function)
Possiblilty to use brushless motors; integrated Delta (V-) mixer
Sesonsystems (transmitter on the boat)
9 - 15 fully functional PWM connectors
3 digital sensor inputs for connecting different sensors
6 PWM for connection remote controls
(supports Modellcraft, Futaba, Graupner Mx12 remote control)
2 measurement lines for different boat batteries (6v- 20V)
1 power line (6v- 20V)
1 connector for ultrasonic distance alert (optional)
Intergrated 12V 6600mAh LiIon battery with charging port and charger for up to 18 hours of runtime
Integrated directional antenna for distances of up to 500 meters
Socket for external battery (6-20) i.e. 12V lead or 4S Lipo/LiIon
Switchable power supply for internal or external battery
Super fast USB 3.0 socket for charging USB devices up to 5A!
4 time LED display (low power warning/red, power/blue, Send and receive)
Buzzer for acoustical warning in case of low battery
Voltage level freely selectable
Bluetooth connection between transmitter box and table for up to 15m
Secure, bi-directional 2.4 Ghz connection to the boat for up to 500m range
Europe-wide approved wirless-connection
Ultrasonic Autostop (optional)
Optional ultrasonic sensor
Autostop if obstacles are reached
Self-calibrating tilt-compensated compass
Stable redundant checksum-based wireless data connection
Unique identification and binding of the boat
Up to 125 boats can be used in parallel
Magnetic sensors and accelerometer for precise steering