Here is my ROV after its first dive with its new t200 thruster. It started as a high school project one year ago. Back then I used selfmade magnetic coupled thrusters, but the vertical thruster used for diving had way too less power and the coupling would slip when spinning too fast. So I now replaced it with an t200. And i have to say, I’m blown away by it. The ROV dives extremley fast and can be controlled very accurately.
I’m looking into replacing the two horizontal thrusters with BR thrusters too. But I still have to decide between the t100 and the t200. Has anyone a recommendation which thruster to use for which size of ROV? My ROV weighs 22kg in air and +1kg in water and is about as aquadynamic as a brick
Goal of this ROV build is to design it as versatile as possible. The frame is made from item aluminium extrusions which allow to easily add components to the frame and move them around. The electronics consist of an arduino which is linked to the surface PC via a modified power lan module.