ROV headquarters is littered with Pelican cases. Rather obscenely so. It seems that even if there were something perfectly capable of traveling in relative safety and comfort without any sort of hardcase, Eric would buy a hardcase for it just to be sure. As evidence of such I present to you the following picture of the all cases within arm's reach as I wrote this post.
So, we consider ourselves strong supporters of hardcases. Recently I've been working closely with engineers at Pelican to come up with what we believe to be the ultimate travel case for an OpenROV. We came to the following design:
This is a Pelican 1520 with a custom foam insert that exactly fits an OpenROV, tether spool, and plenty of room for other components, batteries, and accessories.
The 1520 is small enough to be considered carry-on luggage by nearly all airlines. It's strong enough to throw from a building, dumped out of a moving car, rolled down a flight of stairs, or left at the mercy of the average United/Continental baggage handler. It will float. It wont burn (easily). It can be held at 1m of water for 30 minutes without leaking. It can safely hold your ROV as it is abused through the US postal system. Best of all, it's for sale. Check out webstore to pre-order it now. You get 10% off. We expect them to ship at the end of November and cost around $250. This is well worth the investment if you foresee rough roads or stormy seas in your ROV's future.