5.0 Home Roll and Pitch Setup

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  • Last update: 03 July 2013

5.1 Home Roll and Pitch Overview

In order for the Auto Glide to automatically control the Roll and Pitch attitudes of a boat, the boat operator must first set two default HOME POSITIONS:

1. HOME ROLL position (level side to side).

2. HOME PITCH position (most efficient running attitude bow to stern).

Please follow the setup instructions as carefully as possible to ensure you set the most accurate default HOME positions as possible. However, if you make an error during set up, both HOME ROLL and HOME PITCH positions can be erased and reset. Erasing and Resetting HOME ROLL and HOME PITCH will be described in more detail in section 6.0 in this manual.

NOTE: Setting an accurate HOME ROLL position is very important to the performance of the Auto Glide. Lenco Marine recommends setting the HOME ROLL DEFAULT position in smooth water conditions. If the boat is rocking back and forth when the HOME ROLL DEFAULT position is calibrates, the HOME ROLL position may be slightly skewed to port or starboard.

  

5.2 Home Roll Setup

1. INITIATE SETUP MODE: Once the Auto Glide installation has been completed and the operator or installer has verified the trim tab actuators are connected properly and the required engine and GPS CANBUS data is being received, it is time to set up HOME ROLL and HOME PITCH.

A. Verify that power from battery switch is in the “ON” position and the Auto Glide is in STANDBY MODE.

Figure 5.2.1

B. Turn your engine(s) “ON” so the Auto Glide sees 400 RPM or greater tach signal from the engine CANBUS.

Once the Auto Glide sees that the boat's engine(s) are running at 400 RPM or greater, the Auto Glide will check to make sure it is receiving the required GPS data, flash a series of LED indicators on the Key Pad and immediately default to HOME ROLL CALIBRATION MODE.

NOTE: You can verify that the engine(s) are broadcasting 400 RPM or greater over the engine CANBUS by inspecting the tachometer value on the boat's instrumentation. If the boat's instrumentation shows a tachometer value of 400 RPM or greater, Auto Glide should also be receiving this data and should default to HOME ROLL CALIBRATION MODE.

 Here are the sequences of LED flashes that occur as the engine(s) are turned “ON” and the Auto Glide initiates SETUP MODE.

1st SET OF LED FLASHES

2nd SET OF LED FLASHES

3rd SET OF LED FLASHES

NOTE: If GPS data is not available at the time the engine(s) are started, the Auto Glide will not default to setup mode. Without the required engine and GPS data, the Auto Glide can not initiate HOME ROLL or PITCH calibration modes.

NOTE: If the Auto Glide does not default to HOME ROLL CALIBRATION MODE when the engine(s) are started and the LEDs on the key pad flash for more than 10 seconds, please refer to the ‘System Failure Warning Messages’ contained in Owner’s Manual B on page 33.

2. SET HOME ROLL DEFAULT POSITION: Once the Auto Glide is in HOME ROLL CALIBRATION MODE, you can set the HOME ROLL DEFAULT POSITION. The Auto Glide will use this HOME ROLL POSITION to level the boat automatically from port to starboard, while on plane.

NOTE: Setting an accurate HOME ROLL position is very important to the performance of the Auto Glide. Lenco Marine recommends setting the HOME ROLL DEFAULT position in smooth water conditions. If the boat is rocking back and forth when the HOME ROLL DEFAULT position is calibrated, the HOME ROLL position may be slightly skewed to port or starboard.

When you determine that the boat is level from side to side, press and release the “AUTO” button one time. The Auto Glide will store the boat’s ROLL POSITION as the DEFAULT HOME ROLL position at the exact moment the Auto button is pushed.

As soon as you release the “AUTO” button on HOME ROLL CALIBRATION MODE, the horizontal crosshair LEDs will stop scrolling and the vertical crosshair LEDs will begin to scroll up and down to indicate that the Auto Glide is in HOME PITCH CALIBRATION MODE.

NOTE: DO NOT TOUCH ANY OF THE FOUR (4) UP/DN BUTTONS ON THE KEY PAD WHILE THE AUTO GLIDE IS IN HOME PITCH CALIBRATION MODE. If you touch the UP/DN buttons before setting the HOME PITCH DEFAULT POSITION, the Auto Glide will convert to LIMP HOME MODE (manual Trim Tab control only). Once the Auto Glide is in LIMP HOME MODE, you will have to shut the boat engine(s) off and back on again before the Auto Glide will revert back to HOME PITCH CALIBRATION MODE.

 

5.3 Home Pitch Setup

SET HOME PITCH DEFAULT POSITION:

NOTE: Water conditions should be calm as possible during HOME PITCH CALIBRATION

 1. Get the boat on plane without using the trim tabs. The tabs will be fully retracted.

 2. Once the boat is on plane, ensure the engine(s) are trimmed to match running surface of the boat.

 3. Get the boat to a maintained cruising speed. 

NOTE: See Figures 5.3.1 and 5.3.2 for recommended cruising speeds.

 4. After getting the boat to cruising speed, press and release the Auto Button to initiate the HOME PITCH CALIBRATION PROCESS.

 Setting the HOME PITCH DEFAULT POSITION takes 66 seconds from the moment you enter HOME PITCH CALIBRATION PROCESS. You should drive the boat as straight as possible during the 66 seconds of the HOME PITCH CALIBRATION PROCESS.

NOTE: Adjust people and load on the boat to keep roll as level as possible during the HOME PITCH CALIBRATION PROCESS (Do not use tabs to level load).

During the HOME PITCH CALIBRATION PROCESS, the key pad vertical scrolling crosshair LEDs will continue to scroll quickly and the DN LEDs will flash every 6 seconds as the tabs are extended in short bursts. 

5. Immediately after the HOME PITCH CALIBRATION PROCESS is complete, the scrolling light disappears, the Auto Glide will calculate the optimum pitch angle for the boat, and will save it as the HOME PITCH DEFAULT POSITION.

The Auto Glide will then immediately default to AUTO MODE and begin leveling the boat based on these HOME

ROLL DEFAULT POSITION and the HOME PITCH DEFAULT POSITION 

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