So I am new to the underwater ROV world and have come into a unique and fun challenge that I am hoping some people come up with a kind heart and help me out.
I have been challenged with a project for a company to complete some underwater inspection in rivers in northern Canada. The problem being that most rivers I am looking to float in flow at 4-5 knots, and the open rov design only goes at 2 knots. Based on a lot of googling and looking around there is nothing that is economical that can go over 2 knots. So I have purchased the open rov 2.7 kit with the open design and going to figure someway to give it some boost.
My ideas are as follows:
look at replacing the existing thrusters with bluerobitcs t200 thrusters. However with the delay and the price not sure if that would work.
second idea is motifying the existing the frame, buy adding a second battery tube on either side. I would mount extra thrusters to and power off the new battery bays. As I do not want the options to turn the the additional thrusters on remotely, could not I not power the new thrusters from the new battery tubes and share the ESC that the existing thrusters are plugged into?
Any help would be great. As I said I a new to this idea and love this open concept and sharing of ideas.