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The build instructions for upgrading your ROV and adding on accessories.

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Which is the ROV weight capacity?Can it carry a 9 kg sensor?

I need such a device to carry an extra 9 kg geomagnetic sensor , for underwater research.

Does your device has enough vertical force to be adapted with this sensor?

Which is the self battery duration? Is it possible to have external power?

Regards,

Americo

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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 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847...) 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.

Mike

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