The Heading Indicator contains a modified servomotor, which can turn continously right or left. The left dial allows you to indicate the position of the gyrocompass. The right dial is used to fix the heading bug on the proper heading for use with and auto pilot (when constructing the Heading Indicator, you can assemble it without using the heading bug if necessary). Just as with the actual instrument, this dial needs to be pressed in in order to move the heading bug. Included in the kit is an electronics board with a dedicated Microprocessor. This Microprocessor connects to your PC via the included USB cable. The instrument is equipped with lighting which can be regulated by the USB Light Regulation (separately available) or via software. All parts are included in the kit including the needed servo motors and the ready built and tested electronics. Also a USB cable is included. It is constructed from high quality ABS and all parts are plastic injection molded for precise fit. The scale is high resolution print. The housing of the instrument is closed together via a construction of 2 bolts and nuts which allows the opening of the instrument at any time after construction.
Up to 2 pcs. of the same type of instrument can exist in a single panel setup, allowing you to build a full dual equipped instrument panel if needed. The “identity” of the product for the software drivers can be set by means of a switch on the back of the instrument.