I am building one of the ROV projects on that link.It should be ready for the SubRon 5 run for next year so we can get video images of the boats on manuvers.They do not have ANY lift abilities,as they are rigged to be neutrally bouyant.I am thinking maybe another release-type tether attached to a snare,claw,or something to retrive treasures or maybe a jennifer-project kind of recovery of a stray submarine.But simplicity is paramount.
I have the frame together,with "T" fittings at the lower front of the frame so I can add the attachment rig later.
It happens that Supercircuits,which offers a free catalog full of way-cool small cameras,is only 45 minutes from my house.In the near future,I am going up there to get a camera rig,and to talk to them about rigs for the ROV and possiblities for periscope and sail mounted cameras.They offer underwater cameras right now that could be adapted we to the ROV.
One more thing I will add will be some kind of lights just behind the camera for murky or dark water.
It is not a hard,or expensive project.
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