Was wondering if it’s possible for the BlueROV2 to be modified so it sails straight horizontally? A friend of mine owns the VideoRay 4Pro and he’s got to zig-zag when he wants to inspect something (like the side of a ship/vessel) horizontally, which is a bit of a pain.
I guess the BlueROV2 isnt much different in this aspect? (Like zig-zagging), since I guess not many uses this feature and only films forward and backwards and not sailing straight sideways.
BONUS question: How “open” is the VideoRay for adding “DIY” stuff to the system? I’m guessing it’s a pretty closed system for users who just wants something that plug n’ plays, and not modify it in any way, where the BlueROV2 is more my kind of thing (IT/Electronics guy @ the University). What do you think? Seems the VideoRay forums are a bit dead, so a bit hard to find answers. Of course the price tag on VideoRay accessories is quite high, which is the reason he asked me if we should try making/adding something of our own, at own risk of course.
I guess the closest you can get to add extra features (like side thrusters) to the VideoRay is by adding a parallel cable all the way to the ROV, which would power your own homemade system (I personally love using Arduino / Raspberry systems for my projects).
Any input apprecitated.