Auto Heading

Auto Heading can be used to maintain an existing Heading, or turn the ROV to a specified Heading. Auto Heading is designed to be as seamless as possible so that you can pilot without having to constantly engage and disengage it when alternating between holding a course and changing directions.

How Auto Heading Works

When Auto Heading is engaged, the ROV will automatically respond to changes in heading (measured by the compass) by applying horizontal thrust to maintain the current heading.

Using Auto Heading to Hold a Heading

To engage Auto Heading, click on the Auto Heading button. This will engage Auto Heading at the current heading. You will also notice a heading value in square brackets in the text overlay and a green heading indictor in the compass. These indicate the target heading. To turn to a new heading, either turn the ROV using the joystick until the target indicator reaches the desired heading, or type in the heading next to the Auto Heading button and click the Apply button.

Additional Notes

When Auto Heading is On, the horizontal thrusters may spin on their own. Keep fingers, hair and objects away from the horizontal thrusters when Auto Heading is On.


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MSS Pro 5 Operator's Manual, Version: 1.00.00
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