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Re: ROV - Project underway
Reply #60 on: September 26, 2013, 13:03:46 PM
Next step...robotic arm to pick things up with. Not sure on a suitable waterproof mechanism.

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Reply #61 on: September 27, 2013, 10:55:37 AM
Also wanting to find a small, cheap depth gauge. I could strap my divers watch to somewhere visible to the camera, but not ideal.

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Reply #62 on: September 28, 2013, 11:03:06 AM
Second test run yesterday wasn't as great as Mudeford. Visibility was just as poor, and I was paranoid of wrapping the tether around the pontoon supports, or hitting a boat (doubt it'd damage a boat but better safe than sorry).

Signal seemed worse on the camera, depending on how I angle it on the ROV effects the distance to the repeater by up to 2cm. Seems there's a sweet spot where it's not touching the resin, but not too far away. I'm going to have to find a hacksaw and really try to trim as much of the resin off as possible to hopefully boost signal a bit.

Vertical thruster also seems to have developed a fault. The ROV is still in the car, so I'll be looking at it later. Hopefully it's a simple job, like the prop working loose or something.

Video coming soon.

(Definitely need to add an area in front of the camera to have a compass and depth gauge, it's very easy to get disorientated in the murk) And probably adding a torch or two would be good. That, or going during mid day when there's more light. Sadly 3.30 was the earliest I could get there yesterday.

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Reply #63 on: September 28, 2013, 12:32:45 PM

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