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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:


You can see the horizontal thruster in there.



Thanks for the help!