I call this an ROV Launcher. Essentially, it solves the problem of launching an Underwater drone from a high freeboard onboard a ship. I used to use a bunch of milk crates zap strapped together but it was too bulky and it had no edges to protect the drone from falling off during launch/recovery.
- Large enough to fit a Chasing M2 Drone with its expanded battery pack. Could support other drones like the Gladius.
- Multiple holes to rig a rope to help lower and raise the launching device
- A lip feature that prevents the drone from falling out of the open side of the basket when lower and raising
- Can be fitted with 4cm hinges underneath to aid with launch/recovery. Otherwise, 4cmx4cm plates could be used to make it more rigid
- M3-M5 Screws/Bolts for assembly. I recommend using gnurled nuts, but not necessary.
Fillament: PETG, although PLA could probably work
Layer Height: 0.3mm
Inflill : Cubic at 30%
Time: this best takes quite a bit of time to print. Assembly should be a breeze if you have the equipment.
Additional items needed:
- 25 M3-M5 screws/bolts
I've used this off a 10ft freeboard and it works great. Make sure the tether is outside of your rope assembly so nothing gets tangled.
The Assembly STL file is likely too big for your 3d printer. I only included it so you can see the inteded finished result.
Let me know if you have any questions
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