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Ipilot add on with no foot peddle?


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Hi folks, was thinking of adding IPilot to my Powerdrive V2 and noticed that I lose my foot peddle?.... But I don't wanna lose my foot peddle..... There is apparently a cordless foot peddle is there not? Thoughts on this as remote only control is not gonna fly!

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That's the problem with adding iPilot to the Powerdrive units. It sucks that you lose the pedal control.

Sucks bad. I'd put it on mine in a heartbeat if could still use the foot pedal. I can't stand the hand controlled remote.

 

S.

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Just take a while to get used to it. I like mine. Gives you control from anywhere in the boat, even from shore :))

 

 

 

I'm with ^^^^^^^

 

Way easier with the remote, remember, with the gps autopilot ( if your unit was not auto pilot before) you hardly have to make any adjustments as the motor holds you on a heading, unlike motors without that which if left alone will steer you in a circle, I set my heading and every now and again press left or right, I use the spot lock more often than I do steering, hell you can even set the speed you want with cruise control and it compensates for wind and current on the go....and I can move around the boat at will without worrying about where i'm going, just concentrate on my FISHING...foot pedal?????.......MEH!

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Well I'm still just as confused. Except now I guess I can start getting my head around it. The pros outweigh the cons on this one I think.... plus a buddy in the biz just just told me I can hook a unit up and try it out for a couple weeks as long as I can return it perfectly packaged.Hard to say no there....

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I put the Autopilot on a Powerdrive V2 a few years ago and never ever missed the footpedal. I've had 2 terrovas since and the footpedals have never been plugged in. You'll find you don't need to adjust hardly at all if you use the Autopilot mode.

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so after the ipilot upgrade on the pd v2 units, you can't upgrade to the ipilot foot pedal for it, not a compatible plug in? or we're saying only the old v2 pedal is no longer compatible after the upgrade?

 

I started out with the terrova, so this is news to me but will pass it along to buddy who is talking about upgrading....imo I need both the foot pedal and the remote, I could never give up the foot pedal entirely, just depends on the style of fishing any given day....days where I'm primarily casting out of the bow, I prefer to use the foot pedal still

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I run a motor guide with a hand fob and foot pedal. I have the foot pedal up front to use while I am fishing and anchor lock. The hand fob is for the person in the rear of the boat to use when I am distracted. It works out well I could lose the foot pedal easily and just use 2 fobs.

 

Art

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Unless something has changed in the last couple of years, once you put the i-Pilot or the Co-pilot wireless on the Powerdrive units, you lose the ability to plug in a foot pedal. You can use both on the Terrova's.

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