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Mar 09, 2012, 10:50 PM
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Hi all, I'm new to whole rov, submarine environment. I asked a question at the submarines forum but it may be more suitable for here. So here is the link for that thread. Thanks in advance.
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Mar 21, 2012, 09:48 PM
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i have not been here on this site very long, but I can speak to a little of what you are asking. Saltwater will not allow you to pass anything wirelessly, so you will need a tether.

how deep you want to go will largely depend on how deep your pockets are, and how it will look will depend more on how much time you want to spend on it.

I know of a couple of ways that you can put together some bilge pumps (like from West Marine) and use Double pole double throw switches on a PVC frame to give yourself a platform to stream your video for relatively cheap. You can use a car battery for a power supply. and then you get to play with your camera pretty quickly, and i have heard of people going to 30 feet or so using this. (others may not agree... ) but this is how we have gotten many students involved with ROVs, and they actually look a lot like the real thing.

This configuration won't give you proportional control, but it will allow you to maneuver on as many axis as you installed bilge pumps.

Hope this helps in some fashion or other.
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Mar 23, 2012, 02:05 AM
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Thank you Prof Chaos! Actually I'm OK to spend some and buy a ready made system like SRV-1 from Mike's Subworks and Neptune SB-1. Also I don't have much experience in building models or much of anything. Is there a commercially available tethered remote control system that you can suggest that will work with a system that I can buy?

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