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Thruster Oreintation


#1

What would be the best way to place thrusters on an ROV to get forward, reverse, vertical, horizontal and turning movement. I am trying to limit the amount of weight on my ROV so it i want to use < 6 thrusters.


(Rusty) #2

Hi @NIW,

The minimal way to do this is with two thrusters for forward/reverse/turning and a single thruster for vertical and a single thruster for horizontal lateral movement. This is the configuration used on most Seabotix LBV vehicles like this one:

imagehttp://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/09bermuda/logs/sept25/media/0925_lvb_600.jpg

You can see the horizontal thruster in there.

-Rusty


#3

Thanks for the help!