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Introduction

The kit is available on the OpenROV Webstore.

  1. We are going to use the motor as a centering pin for the endcap. You can also use a screwdriver if your motors are already attached.
    • We are going to use the motor as a centering pin for the endcap.

    • You can also use a screwdriver if your motors are already attached.

  2. Peel off the paper backing.
    • Peel off the paper backing.

  3. When working with acrylic cement it is recommended that you wear gloves, safety glasses, and work in a ventilated area.
    • When working with acrylic cement it is recommended that you wear gloves, safety glasses, and work in a ventilated area.

  4. Use superglue.
    • Use superglue.

    • When working with cyanoacrylate (super glue) it is recommended that you wear gloves, safety glasses, and work in a ventilated area.

  5. Apply pressure to the outside ring so it is flush with the front of the tube.
    • Apply pressure to the outside ring so it is flush with the front of the tube.

    • Don't let this sit in this position to dry or it will become stuck to the paper towel.

    • If any glue got on the inside of the tube, wipe it off.

  6. Cut the lengths of wire into:
    • Cut the lengths of wire into:

    • (2x) 20cm

    • (2x) 50cm

  7. Strip the 20cm piece on one end.
    • Strip the 20cm piece on one end.

  8. Do your best to make these parts concentric.
    • Do your best to make these parts concentric.

  9. Do your best to make these parts concentric.
    • Do your best to make these parts concentric.

  10. Make sure the wire goes through the bigger of the two holes.
    • Make sure the wire goes through the bigger of the two holes.

  11. If the battery tube is a little tight you can sand the inside corner to debur the edge.
    • If the battery tube is a little tight you can sand the inside corner to debur the edge.

  12. Make sure cement is the entire way around.
    • Make sure cement is the entire way around.

  13. Use epoxy to fill the end of the battery tube.
    • Use epoxy to fill the end of the battery tube.

    • When working with epoxy it is recommended that you wear gloves, safety glasses, and work in a ventilated area.

  14. The epoxy will flow through the entire cavity.
    • The epoxy will flow through the entire cavity.

  15. Fill until it comes out of the hole with the wires.
    • Fill until it comes out of the hole with the wires.

  16. The epoxy will settle after a while and the level in the hole will go down. Check back after 30 minutes and fill with more epoxy in this hole.
    • The epoxy will settle after a while and the level in the hole will go down. Check back after 30 minutes and fill with more epoxy in this hole.

  17. Let the epoxy set for a few hours.
    • Let the epoxy set for a few hours.

  18. Fill until epoxy comes out this end.
    • Fill until epoxy comes out this end.

  19. Let the epoxy set for a few hours.
    • Let the epoxy set for a few hours.

  20. If you have an OpenROV v2.6 you will not have the straps holding your batteries to the side of the frame.
    • If you have an OpenROV v2.6 you will not have the straps holding your batteries to the side of the frame.

  21. If you have an OpenROV v2.6 remove the zip-ties that are holding the battery tubes to the side of the frame.
    • If you have an OpenROV v2.6 remove the zip-ties that are holding the battery tubes to the side of the frame.

  22. Notice that these are mirror images of each other.
    • Notice that these are mirror images of each other.

  23. Cut to a length of 3cm from the back of the battery tube.
    • Cut to a length of 3cm from the back of the battery tube.

    • If you have an OpenROV version 2.6 you will need to mark the positive and negative wires to keep them matched.

    • The wire that goes to the front of the tube is positive.

    • The wire that goes to the back of the tube is negative.

  24. Mark the negative wire with a sharpie near the base of the battery tube.
    • Mark the negative wire with a sharpie near the base of the battery tube.

  25. Cut to a length of 3cm from the back of the battery tube.
    • Cut to a length of 3cm from the back of the battery tube.

  26. Match the negative wire to to the length with the sharpie mark.
    • Match the negative wire to to the length with the sharpie mark.

  27. Make sure the inside lining is completely melted and oozes out each end.
    • Make sure the inside lining is completely melted and oozes out each end.

  28. Cut to a length of 3cm from the back of the battery tube.
    • Cut to a length of 3cm from the back of the battery tube.

  29. Mark the negative wire with a sharpie near the base of the battery tube.
    • Mark the negative wire with a sharpie near the base of the battery tube.

  30. Cut to a length of 3cm from the back of the battery tube.
    • Cut to a length of 3cm from the back of the battery tube.

  31. Match the negative wire to to the length with the sharpie mark.
    • Match the negative wire to to the length with the sharpie mark.

  32. Make sure the inside lining is completely melted and oozes out each end.
    • Make sure the inside lining is completely melted and oozes out each end.

  33. If you have an OpenROV v2.6 these will extend past the back of the shell.
    • If you have an OpenROV v2.6 these will extend past the back of the shell.

  34. The third endcap is an extra one.
    • The third endcap is an extra one.

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