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Original post by: Michael Sinclair ,


Hey Americo,

I'm also in a similar situation where I have added a considerable amount of weight to my OpenROV. I would imagine to a certain extend, that the mass of your payload wouldn't matter, as long as you make the OpenROV neutrally buoyant. I have not tested my OpenROV in the water with this payload as yet.

I know the OpenROV team has now gone for a different vertical propeller that is more efficient. Something else that I have done is supported the T100 thruster Kickstarter campaign ( and will upgrade my thrusters when they become available.

In terms of extra power, I'm also will be installing a second set of batteries in parallel to add additional dive time and compensate for the payload.