wondering if anyone has built openrov with 1/4" thk tube ?
such as this product from a US supplier of cast tube, which is machined to accurate size:-
The 1/8" standard tube is ‘probably’ going to be fine as per test results variously demonstrate, to most user’s operating depth. i would be a lot happier with 1/4" thick. i would also like a bit more length on the tube to give more room for maneuvering the wiring harness, a couple of fuses etc. so the extra thickness would be especially needed.
i have acquired a half-built openrov, where the previous owner has had marvellously over-engineered aluminium endcaps made at great expense and labour, and they really do deserve a heftier tube.
happy easter everyone.