Thanks, I think it will. Just need to get it out there. I am calling it Orange1 as a tribute. Orange and blue being my company colors and all.
I am looking forward to seeing that new thruster. I would very much like to build something to compete with Falcon and Mojave. When they come out, I will design a new frame.
There is merit in doubling the thrusters like I did but I also showed an example with only single thruster on axials.
The real improvement would come from thrusters operating on 320VDC. That would drastically reduce the requirements for power modules. That said, can’t complain with the prices of the T200…
This ROV is 100% customizable. You buy what you want. This picture showed it fully loaded. It all depends what you want to do with it. Packed like that its more for offshore use.
The problem with power is heat dissipation. Its much more effective to cool off 2 750W units in separate housings and mounting them in a single housing. This also allows the client to buy only what he wants. For instance, if he only wants 8 thrusters and operate at 50% only one power module of 750W will do.
That said, I could look at designing this for you if it was a show stopper.
I designed the ROV to be symetrical. For example, its the same side panel mounted reverse. This is to reduce production costs.
That said, we could customize it for you if you wanted to alter the design but it would come at extra cost. I am sure we can keep it reasonable though.
Not usually something that is done but could certainly add this for you.
Again something we could do for you. I opted out of doing this as it affects the center of buoyancy and can also get in the way of the sensors mounted on the top like sonar, beacon etc. We use two shackles on the back with a cable sock.
Depends on what needs to be cleaned. Video ray has a video out with a Caviblaster. That said, you will find it is not very effective and the stiffness of the hose will make the ROV hard to control.
You need a lot of power for cleaning, like 15Kw at least.
I know Caviblasters very well. They are very expensive. I designed my own last year but have not manufactured it yet. Its a lot of trial and error to find the right flow and wand combination to create a cavitation cloud.
I’ll get back to it once I am done with everything else I am building…
You will find this is not as magical as you might think. It wont remove any hard marine growth like barnacles etc. It really depends on the surface you are cleaning and what you are cleaning.
I’ve been working offshore for 20 years and cleaning with ROVs has always been a hurdle. It usually falls back on divers. Just last project I was on as Client Rep for Total and the ROV guys were struggling.
Check out Hullwiper ROV. they use water jets for cleaning container ships. https://www.gac.com/services/shipping/hull-cleaning/ Its not for sale since its too lucrative to share the technology.
This is definitely something I want to build but we are talking hundreds of thousands in R&D.