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Running out of penetrators

(Tim) #1

With the BlueROV heavy, we are left with only one spare penetrator access in the end cap. This is a problem when there is more than one more accessory still to be installed.

Has anyone come up with (and implemented) a good solution for this? I would like to see what you have done.

(Jacob) #2

I have connected additional tubes to a vehicle, and use a single cable to carry comms between the two tubes. Then, the spare tube has another 13 penetrators available.

Another option would be to machine another endcap with more penetrators.

(Tim) #3

Thanks Jacob. Both are options which I have considered.

End cap would be ideal but I see that quickly becoming expensive for me as an individual, dealing with with custom cnc, anodizing, pressure testing, and then potential for a failed experiment and starting at square one again. I hope to see such a thing in your store one day, as nicely engineered as all your other gear.

Looks like a franken-ROV with extra tubes is where this is headed.