Our org has an older pro grade drone - I’m told it retailed for $35k+ (donated). I love the idea of a platform that we can modify to suit our needs - not so easy with the current drone. I can make the use case for the Trident platform and costs but the biggest push back from some people here is about stability in currents and capabilities for surveying shipwrecks.
The prevailing thought here is that Trident is a toy. I don’t believe it is but I’m looking for people in professional fields of research that are using Trident in challenging conditions and have worked with pro-grade drones enough to compare the two. I’d love to hear from you. If you do reply, I may also want to follow up so if you’d be willing to speak with me about your experiences, please indicate this too or msg me.