Here is a summary of the main features of our JEFA steering system.
Shaft and Gearbox Steering
Less Drag Friction
2-3x Lower Energy Requirements
There are two factors that significantly reduce energy requirements.
1. The mechanical gearbox produces less friction and back drive, consuming less energy for the autopilot.
2. JEFA uses a flat-wound pancake motor that is 70-80% efficient, vs. the standard-wound DC motor that is almost half as efficient.