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Vectored Thruster mounts


(Jim N.) #1

Greetings enthusiasts,

Anyone happen to have printable thruster mounts for the bue rov1 kit to mount the t200s into a vectored config?

Thanks

Jim


(Paul) #2

I’ll let you in on a secret, if you have the original BlueROV kit you already have one mount for a vectored thrust design. What I did when I designed my prototype vectored thrust ROV (see attachment) was to take the “rear vertical thruster mount” and ordered 3 more just like it from Blue Robotics. Then I took a hand drill and drilled 4 new holes so the thruster would be at 45 degrees. Then I mounted all 4 thrusters to one of the aluminum extrusions. While I was at it, I also designed a new frame that was very similar to the original BlueROV frame and had it laser cut at Pololu. Voila, new vectored thrust ROV design. :slight_smile:




(Jim N.) #3

HA!, Awesome Paul, thanks. That’s exactly what I was thinking last night. Well, not exactly, but close.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

Jim


(Paul) #4

While I’m thinking about it, I may not need this frame anymore. If you’re interested let me know. I’m in NC so not far from you.


(Jim N.) #5

I am. How do you private message on this forum?


(Paul) #6

@Jim - I don’t think this forum supports private messaging. I posted my email address in a private message to you on another forum we both frequent (hint). :wink: