Minn Kota i-Pilot GPS Overview
i-Pilot is a GPS-powered navigation system for Minn Kota trolling motors that offers a number of advanced boat control features:
Spot Lock: Virtually anchor your boat in place by pressing a button on your remote or foot pedal. The motor will automatically engage to keep you within a few feet of that position at all times, compensating for any wind and/or current. Store up to 16 different spot lock positions.
Jog: Move your spot lock position five feet in any direction by pressing one of the arrow buttons on the remote.
iTracks: Also known as "record-a-track", this features allows you to record and retrace up to 16 different different routes, each up to two miles in length.
AutoPilot: A cruise control feature that allows you to automatically travel on a compass heading or fixed navigational course.
Smartphone App: Control remote functions on your smartphone via a new app and bluetooth connectivity.
Available pre-installed on PowerDrive, Terrova, Ultrex, Ulterra, Riptide PowerDrive, Riptide Terrova and Riptide Ulterra trolling motors.
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i-Pilot's advanced feature set can be applied in a number of useful and time-saving ways. Please see the video below for details on how a Minn Kota Pro Team member uses i-Pilot to fish more efficiently from his boat:
Spot-lock is one of i-Pilot's most popular features and acts like an electronic anchor. Once activated, spot-lock will activate your trolling motor to keep your boat within a 5-foot radius, even compensating for wind, waves and currents. Now features the ability to store up to sixteen different spot locations and the ability to "jog" 5 feet in any direction. For a detailed look at spot-lock, see the video below.
The i-Tracks feature uses the i-Pilot GPS to enable you to store up to sixteen different fishing routes, each up to 2 miles long. When you're ready to re-trace your fishing route (along the shore, a weedline, etc), simply press a button and i-Pilot will control your trolling motor to automatically guide you back along your original track. For a more detailed look, please see the video below:
i-Pilot's Advanced AutoPilot maintains a fixed heading across the water automatically, without needing to steer or adjust your trolling motor. This feature is useful for following a shoreline, weed line, outcropping or any other consistent feature. It's also ideal for slowly approaching a fishing spot or fixed point in the distance. For a more detailed look at Advanced AutoPilot, please see the video below:
CoPilot and Cruise Control
The central wireless, waterproof remote is at the core of everything you'll do with i-Pilot. The remote offers complete control over all boat functions - and all advanced i-Pilot features - from anywhere onboat. i-Pilot can be used with multiple remotes (sold separately) simultaneously to offer even more control and flexibility. i-Pilot cruise control maintains a fixed trolling speed while compensating for wind, waves, etc., for optimal bait presentation. For a more detailed look at CoPilot and Cruise Control, please see the video below:
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