[SOLVED] Trident tether not neutrally buoyant in salt water?

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#1

On the Trident product page the supplied tether is stated to be neutrally buoyant, although there’s no mention if this is in salt or fresh water, but I recall the an official post stating: “The tether is neutral in fresh water and slightly positive in salt water.”

Would this mean that users wanting to operate in salt water would have to add small weights to make it neutrally buoyant, or is the additional buoyancy so small that it’s negligible?


#2

You are correct, the Trident tether is neutral in fresh water and slightly positive in salt water.

If you are operating in salt water the tether will be floating, but it is a small enough amount that it will not drastically affect the performance of the vehicle. We still have more testing to complete, but from our initial testing in both environments from a user perspective there is no difference.