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|+||Virtually all existing tiller pilots can be used for their drive motors. I have tested:|
|+||* autohelm (various)|
|+||* simrad tp22|
|+||* navico 1600|
|+||Most of these use lead screws, but some use ball screws can move nearly twice as fast with the same force and power consumption making them much more efficient. The disadvantage of ball screws is they can be back-driven allowing them to slip with excessive weather helm. Using the motor to brake this can cause excessive stress on the drive belts.|