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New Products: 18-hole 4″ Series End Cap and BlueROV2 Machined Buoyancy Foam

Hello friends! Today we’ve got some new products to release – an 18-hole 4″ Series End Cap and BlueROV2 Machined Buoyancy Foam!

18-hole 4″ Series End Cap

Unlike most of our other end caps, which have 10 mm through-holes for each penetrator, this one has a mixture of threaded and through-holes to allow more penetrations to be packed in. The outer eleven holes are threaded with standard M10 threads. The inner seven holes are through-holes just like our other end caps. All of the holes are compatible with all of our M10 penetrators.

This end cap is compatible with the 4″ Series Watertight Enclosure and can be used on the BlueROV2 for more expandability!

BlueROV2 Machined Buoyancy Foam

Because more end cap holes means more room for all the things, and thus more weight, we have the new BlueROV2 Machined Buoyancy Foam today as well! This foam is machined specifically to add an additional 500 grams of total buoyancy on the BlueROV2. The shape fits perfectly into the BlueROV2 fairing and adds more stability and payload capacity! This is an add-on only and the BlueROV2 still comes with the standard rectangular blocks of foam.

That’s all for today!

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  1. Hi everyone, I just wanted to follow up on these new products. We haven’t done much operational testing of the 18-hole endcap on a BlueROV2 yet. We decided to push these out as soon as possible because we knew that spare penetrator spaces were becoming scarce and you were unable to install all the accessories we had available.

    The BlueROV2 is already a bit heavier in the aft end and adding on the 18-hole endcap with 4 more penetrators will make it even heavier. We don’t have re-trimming recommendations at this time so users will need to re-trim according to the accessories they have mounted. At a minimum, we recommend installing two of the machined buoyancy blocks in the aft fairings to bring the back end up and then re-trim from there.

    We’re really looking forward to seeing what everyone mounts to their BlueROV2s now that you can have ALL the accessories!

  2. Avatar for PacNW PacNW says:

    YES!! Have needed this end cap for a year. :+1:

    I see you even thought of provision for a wet-mate connector, sweet.

    Thanks guys!

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