WindBot

Introduction to WindBot
Your WindBot is a GPS-based tool that enables you measure True Wind where it matters most: on the water. It is part of the YachtBot product family a...
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016 at 4:24 PM
WindBot: what's in the box?
Your WindBot consists of … A three meter long carbon fibre pole, in two or three sections. The top section is fitted with an ultrasonic sensor at the top...
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016 at 4:24 PM
How does the WindBot calculate True Wind
True wind is the Wind we feel when we are standing still as the wind moves across the land.  This is the wind that is talked about during weather forecasts....
Wed, 8 Feb, 2017 at 11:46 AM
Mounting WindBot
WindBot is sensitive to location on your boat. Because the True Wind calculation depends on the GPS location, any magnetic disturbances can influence this m...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 12:47 PM
Attaching the ultrasonic sensor
The sensor typically arrives attached to the top section of the pole. Unless absolutely required, we recommend never removing it. When assembling the ...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 1:06 PM
Automatic magnetic inclination
To get accurate True Wind readings, WindBot brain acquires the correct magnetic declination for your location and adjusts its internal compass reading. To t...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 3:02 PM
Charging from boat power via the display
If powering the WindBot system from boat power, typically via a display, always start your engine before turning on the WindBot system. Important! Wh...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 12:15 PM
Troubleshooting procedures without Display
After registering the device and inserting a SIM card, create a LIVE race on ww.yacht-bot.com. Required equipment: A laptop, tablet, sma...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 2:15 PM
Dry WindBot troubleshooting procedures (with Display)
Land testing In addition to registering the device, inserting SIM card, also perform this land testing to ensure all electrical connections work. ...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 2:13 PM
Wet WindBot troubleshooting procedures (with Display)
In addition to the Dry troubleshooting steps, you can test the fidelity of your wind measurements. On a boat, with a steady onshore wind, test the dev...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 2:14 PM