calico_zack

calico_zack

2 observations in 3 expeditions


Recent Observations

After pulling anchor, making a sandwich, and relocating the the east side of the island it was time to test out the 2 series in similar conditions. The 2.8 got dragged along with the currents and waves quite badly but was able to find some great wildlife footage at depth. Closer to the rock formations, the current was more manageable. There was a ton of sea life of all shapes and sizes...especially of the shark shape and large size. You gotta see how close we got to the locals... Video below:

The first test we conducted was an open water test of the Trident. Trident was designed to operate in currents and traverse long distances so it seemed like a good testing grounds for the unit. The video was captured using a GoPro mounted to the bottom of the ROV with the same configuration that would be used for mapping / 3d modelling. The simulation included about 30m of neutrally buoyant tether. Check out the video