I’ve been experimenting with extruded aluminum rails thinking it could be a flexible system for mounting external gear to the Trident.
Yesterday I mounted a GoPro on a swivel mount. Probably overkill but with the idea of re-use in mind it is an interesting start (if I do say so myself). The full framework adds 250 grams of weight and the Go Pro with the super-suit and mounting kit adds 300 grams. I’m looking for a good modular buoyancy solution but for now will settle for closed cell foam zip tied to the chassis.
The center rail slides between the lateral rails. I imagine configuring it with “wings” for external video lights, legs to stand off the bottom an minimize silt storms when flying low, Grabber mounts-- I’m particularly fond of the pressure fit, trigger release carabiner ideas I’ve seen posted. I think I can bolt on something like that too.
I’m thinking I could even strap gear to the top of the rover by anchoring it to the bottom.