We’re starting the process of rebuilding/replacing the Lumen light strings on all of our BlueROVs to ones that use Wetlink penetrators- but have immediately run into a snag.
The M06 Wetlink penetrator is significantly taller than the M06 potted penetrator:
Typically on our vehicles we’ll tilt the lower set of lights downward, as we spend most of our time looking downwards with the camera:
But if the Lumen has Wetlink penetrators, it pretty much needs to be installed horizontally:
Has anyone else grappled with this yet? I’ve been scratching my head trying to figure out a new mounting spot for the lower lights (I don’t want to mount them outside the frame because I don’t want them to act as a tether trap). But unfortunately there’s just not enough material on the frame to drill some new holes where I’d like them. I might try 3D printing a bracket that mounts on the forward lower cross-piece, but right now I haven’t come up with a particularly elegant way of doing that either.
Any ideas are welcome.