Garmin TR-1 Computer Monitor User Manual

TR-1 Gladiator
LCD Heading Display
Installation & Operations
Owner’s Manual
Version 03
TR-1 Gladiator LCD Heading Display
Installation and User Guide
Thank you for purchasing the TR-1 Gladiator Display. This guide
contains an explanation on how to install and use your new TR-1 Display.
Please be sure to read this instruction manual fully to familiarize
yourself with the features and proper installation and operation of
this display.
Figure 1-a
Figure 2-a
The TR-1 LCD display connects to the TR-1 Gladiator Autopilot. It
displays current heading, and displays the current autopilot mode. In
addition it allows the operator to command a new desired heading or
command a rate of turn. With an optional rudder reference indicator;
purchased separately, the display will show rudder position.
The large easy to read transflective static LCD display with an antireflective coating gives you a clear view of the screen from any
angle on the boat or in glaring sunlight and is backlit for easy night
An optional mounting panel is available. See Figure 2-a. This panel
will allow you to flush mount a handheld, and mount the deckmount
On/Off switch, in addition to the LCD Display.
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You are responsible for the safe and prudent operation of
your vessel. Your TR-1 Autopilot is a tool that will enhance
your capability to operate your boat and catch fish. It does
not relieve you from the responsibility for safe operation
of your vessel. You must avoid hazards to navigation and
never leave the helm unattended.
You must always be prepared to promptly regain manual control of your
boat. The autopilot can fail and hard over.
Learn to operate your autopilot on calm and hazard free open water.
In case the autopilot becomes inoperable, remove the in line fuse from the
battery power cable.
If available, always use the engine kill lanyard when operating your boat.
Use caution when operating the autopilot at high speeds near hazards in the water, such as docks,
pilings or other boats.
Before Starting Installation
Study this manual and the other manuals provided with your autopilot
carefully, and familiarize yourself with all of the components and
their intended or required mounting locations. Ensure there is
adequate space available for installation before cutting or drilling
holes. Take extreme care when cutting and drilling, to avoid the
possibility of damaging other components in the boat, and avoid
possible personal injury. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully
and thoroughly. Nautamatic Marine Systems, Inc. cannot accept
reasonability for installations where the instructions have not been
followed, where substitute parts have been used, or modifications
have been made to our products.
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Installation of Basic LCD Display
Installation Overview:
• Figure out where on your dash you want to mount the display, or
optional mounting panel. Be sure to allow plenty of room in the
back of the display for mounting accessibility.
• You will need good visibility and convenient reach of the
• Cut a 3-3/4” hole in the desired location.
• Mount the display using the mounting hardware provided.
• Make the proper wire connections to the ECU, the Handheld and
to the rudder reference indicator (optional).
• Turn the Gladiator autopilot system on with the deckmount
On/Off switch and verify display connections. The display should
momentarily light up all functions of the display, then show all
OOO’s across the heading display and STBY will blink for 30
seconds and then display STBY as the mode selection.
• If the Rudder Position Indicator Transducer is used, it must be
installed and calibrated before this mode will work correctly. See
pages 11 & 12 of this manual.
Tools required:
Electric Drill
3.725 dia. hole saw
5/16” open end wrench
Safety Glasses
Additional tools for Mounting Optional Panel:
File for making additional clearances
.75 dia. hole saw
.156 or 5/32” drill bit
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Mounting the Display Unit
You will want to decide where to mount the display unit. Mount the display
in a place where you have good visibility and a convenient reach to the dial.
(The outside diameter is 4” and 4-1/2” with the trim ring.)
Using template (A) provided, you have two options for mounting the
Standard display unit:
Type I Template: Cut a 3-3/4” diameter hole (3.750). Use the
mounting strap provided and place it over the two studs, and against the
back of the panel. Place the #6-32 UNC thread nuts provided onto the
studs and snug the nuts to 60 inch ounce max torque (.42Nm).(Do Not
Overtighten nuts) (The use of thread lock compound like loctite might be
a good idea.) The standard stud will accommodate a panel 1/2” thick (.50)
with the trim ring and 3/4” (.750) without the trim ring.
Type II Template: Cut a hole using the template as guide and drill holes as
marked for the studs on the back of the unit to go through, this eliminates
the need of the strap. The unit is held in place using the studs on the back of
the face plate and the nuts provided. (Do not overtighten nuts on the studs)
Multi-Mount Panel Installation:
Using the template provided, you will be drilling holes to provide
access to the back of the display, the deckmount switch, the handheld
and the four (4) mounting studs.
Place the #6-32 UNC thread nuts provided onto the studs and snug the nuts
to 60 inch ounce max torque (.42Nm).(Do Not Overtighten nuts) (The use
of thread lock compound like loctite might be a good idea.)
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Connecting the Display Wiring
Connects to the ECU’s
Connection # 3
To Optional
Connects to the
autopilot’s handheld
Connection to Optional
rudder indicator unit.
Red= ( + ) Positive
Black= (- ) Signal
Silver= (Grnd)
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Connecting the Display With Wireless Remote
Option 2
Option 1
Connects to
the ECU’s
Connects to
the ECU’s
Connects to the
Connects to the
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Operating the Display
Shows Current Heading
Steer to a new
Desired Heading
Backlit For Easy Night Vision
Rudder Angle
or Turn Rate
Directional Input Dial
Setting your display for accurate heading output:
The heading display displays the current heading of the vessel.
The compass must be calibrated and north set for this display to
be correct. Please see your Gladiator’s Owner’s Manual for these
The heading on the display may not match your compass or your
GPS. This is normal. Once the Gladiator system’s compass has
been calibrated and north has been set, it may be the most accurate
heading display on your boat.
LED Backlight Control
There is an LED backlight to be used in low light conditions. The
backlight is activated and adjusted by pressing and holding the
directional input dial for greater than 4 seconds. The backlight will
cycle through six (6) separate intensities while the dial is being held
down. Let up on the dial when the desired intensity is reached.
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Display Elements:
The Three large digits on the display show the
current heading in degrees. (See Figure 10)
Figure 10
If the autopilot is in calibration mode,
(Autotune, Compass Calibration, or rudder
calibration) the three digits will display
Figure 11
The Three smaller digits display a
horizontal bar (See Figure 12) if the
heading command mode is available.
Figure 12
It will display the new commanded heading
(desired heading) (See Figure 13) if the
operator has turned the control knob while
the heading command mode is active. The
display is blank otherwise.
Figure 13
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Heading Command Display
Figure 16
The heading command display will be blank if the
heading command function is unavailable. See
Figure 16. The heading command is available
whenever the autopilot is in heading hold (AUTO)
and the display turn rate command is inactive. It
will display a single horizontal bar until the operator
enters a heading command by turning the command
knob. (See figure 12)
The heading command starts at the current heading
and either increments or decrements from there
depending on the direction the knob is turned. The
command is limited to ( + ) or ( - ) 180 degrees from
the current heading. The autopilot will immediately
begin to turn to the new course when the command
is entered.
Figure 17
Figure 14
Turn the dial to the right slowly for one (1) degree
increments. Turn the dial left slowly for one (1)
degree decrements. The increment is rate sensitive.
The faster the knob is rotated the greater the
There are three annunciator displays indicating the
current autopilot mode; AUTO, STBY, and GPS.
AUTO is displayed if the autopilot is actively
steering the vessel. STBY is displayed if the
autopilot is in standby mode. GPS is displayed
if the autopilot is using the navigation data from
the GPS.
There are a series of bars at the bottom of the display
to indicate the command turn rate or the rudder
position. (It will only show the bars for either mode,
not both at the same time.) See Figure 15.
Figure 15
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Rate of Turn Command Dial
The “Rate of Turn Command Dial” on the display controls the
boat somewhat like your steering wheel at the helm. Turning the
dial either clockwise or counterclockwise will cause the autopilot
to execute a turn and make a continuous rate of turn until the dial
is turned in the opposite direction until only a single vertical bar
is displayed. As you continue to turn the dial, more vertical bars
display, and the rate of turn will execute more quickly.
Example: With two vertical bars to the right showing on the display
would be like turning the wheel at the helm to about the 2 o’clock
position and holding it there.
You can take control of the boat at any time just by pressing and
releasing either straight arrow on the handheld or grabbing the
wheel at the helm and turning it in any direction. Steering from the
helm will cause the Shadow Drive to temporarily dis-engage the
autopilot, and the Rate of Turn command will drop out. When the
boat is steered on a steady course, the autopilot will re-engage in
heading hold mode. You will need to press the Rate of Turn Dial
again to activate the turn rate command.
The turn rate command is
activated by a single press of
the directional control dial.
A single centered vertical
bar will indicate the mode is
active. See Figure 18
Figure 18
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Rudder Position Display
The rudder position display is optional. If you wish to use this portion of
the display, you will need to purchase an aftermarket transducer unit.
The rudder position display is activated by a mode selection from the
handheld on the autopilot. A rudder position transducer must be installed
and calibrated before this mode will work correctly. The rudder position is
indicated by the bars at the bottom of the display. See Figure 19.
The rudder indicator must be calibrated before use.
Activating this mode will not prevent
the use of the rate turn command,
but the bars will indicate the rudder
angle NOT the rate of turn.
Figure 19
Rudder Calibration
Before you start: You must orientate your rudder indicator or center
the potentiometer according to the manufacturers instructions. This
must me done before the calibration is started.
The rudder indicator must be calibrated before use. Follow these
1. Center the rudder.
2. Enter autopilot setup by pressing and releasing the [SETUP]
button on the handheld remote. Enter code 59 by Pressing and
releasing the left Chevron Button on the handheld two (2) times
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to illuminate the 5 LED, and pressing and releasing the [Right Chevron
Button] Three (3) times to illuminate the 9 LED.
3. Press the [up arrow] button on the handheld remote, the up arrow LED
will light and the display will indicate CAL.
4. Using the steering wheel at the helm, turn the rudder all the way to
5. Using the steering wheel at the helm, turn the rudder all the way to
6. Press the down arrow on the handheld, the display will no longer
indicate CAL.
7. Press and Light the Setup LED and enter code 109.
8. Press the up arrow button, the display will now indicate rudder
9. If you want the display to continue to indicate rudder position, you
must save the CAL.
To save the CAL and continue with rudder position as the startup default,
press and hold the [Select Load] button on the handheld, while holding
down [Select Load], press and release the [Deckmount] button. This will
save this selection into permanent memory in the autopilot.
To turn off the rudder position on the display; Press, release and light up
[Setup] on the handheld remote. Enter code 109 on the handheld remote,
press the [Down Arrow] on the handheld remote. If you wish to save this
as the startup default, you will need to press and hold the [Select Load]
button on the handheld, while holding down select load, press and release
the [Deckmount/On/Off] button. This will now save this selection into
permanent memory.
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