Propulsion (60)

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Bilge pump failure at depth

Hi. I use bilge pumps for my thrusters (akin to http://www.homebuiltrovs.com/howtobilgeconversion.html).  This has generally worked very w…

Started by Matt Howes

1 Jan 18
Reply by Ion

Motor reliably

Hi Everyone New to OpenRov and this form. I am almost ready to go with my 2.6 and have few questions about the reliably of the motors I am…

Started by Adam Demicco

1 Dec 16, 2014
Reply by Walt Holm

ESC's wont' keep programming

We've been having ESC problems from the beginning.  We've had to reprogram them pretty much every single time we boot the ROV up, so we dec…

Started by James Rank

12 Dec 5, 2014
Reply by Cristian Alcaras

OpenROV motors with different propulsion

Dear All,  Me and my colleagues assembled an OpenROV v2.6 last week everything went fine we had some small issues but at the end of the day…

Started by Mohammad Alzorgan

10 Nov 24, 2014
Reply by DiverLaura

Anyone else want a 'slower' ROV for survey work?

I've noticed that even thrust factor 1 is a bit speedy for my starfish surveys and maneuvering to get footage of specific objects.  I feel…

Started by DiverLaura

10 Nov 23, 2014
Reply by Ion

Oh those weeds....

I noticed that on one of fellow explorer Erika Bergman's posts she ran in to a little problem with seaweed being tangled in the thruster pr…

Started by Ronald Peters

0 Oct 10, 2014

Thrusters not working in water

When I do "Pre dive test" all functions are working fine. But when I add the ROV to the water it stops working after 5 sec. There is no wat…

Started by Morten

6 Sep 30, 2014
Reply by Scott W

Propeller Design

Hello, I m doing a project on development of thrusters for ROVs. Can anyone please tell me the procedure to design a propeller for certain…

Started by Anupam Chandra

5 Sep 26, 2014
Reply by Ion

Open Water Test - Sharing results

Hello :) I am focusing on the dinamical model of the OpenROV so I need to get some information related to the propeller forces. Did somebod…

Started by Lidia

1 Sep 18, 2014
Reply by Ion

Propeller Characterization

After trying to get a technical description of the ROV's propellers from Graupner, and having no answer. I decided to make some research re…

Started by Ion

3 Aug 9, 2014
Reply by Ion

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