View Full Version : T.U.R.D. improvements (pics) for those interested.

Cane Pole
06-21-2006, 02:25 PM
Added another vertical thruster motor for better control. Eliminated toggle switches and replaced with joysticks for better control. Also added a Hover button. When you push the red button, the ROV holds the selected depth. I should be able to get some pretty good underwater pictures before long...maybe..




This thang is a gettin' complicated. Lots easier to operate with the joysticks.

06-21-2006, 06:48 PM
Unreal CP, you really are Mr Gizmo. You need to patent this and offer it to some company. I'm sure there's a market for this somewhere.

06-21-2006, 07:12 PM
Mr. Gizmo does him no justice. I like Inspector Gadget. :D

06-21-2006, 07:38 PM
Tom, is this a hobby or work? The T.U.R.D. looks real clean, good work...

06-21-2006, 07:41 PM
You get this working right and it would revolutionize treasure hunting, brushpile placement, fishfinder feedback would be checkable, docks and structure would be verifiable. I bet you could sell them to dock owners, treasure hunters, law enforcement. Great product especially once you get the bugs worked out.

06-22-2006, 05:06 AM
you better get a patent attorney for that thing and then start production. Or sell the patent to some big company that wants it.

frank lawhead
06-22-2006, 06:17 AM

06-22-2006, 08:30 AM
When you get rich off of this one, remember who your friends are. LOL
Great job Tom.

J White
06-22-2006, 09:04 AM
I want one! :D Way to go Canepole.

Cane Pole
06-22-2006, 03:39 PM
Thanks for the support guys/gals. I took the ROV to Carroll Lake today. Man, this thing works great. The joysticks made the craft easy to control. Fatboy could even drive it....ha...

I will be headed to Ky. Lake for a trial run after July 4 week is over. I am expecting great results (underwater pictures) based on the ROV performance today.

I will keep u posted wheather u wanna hear about it or not...ha...Hey, u can always not click.....haha

Crappie Xtreme
06-23-2006, 09:40 PM
Now that is way to cool. I want one so I can find my sets easier.
I'm with everyone else I think you should get a patent ASAP.

Crappie X

06-24-2006, 06:08 AM
way to go Tom,looking good.

06-24-2006, 09:01 PM
Dude...YOU ARE A NERD....That was meant as a joke and a compliment...

Get away from building stuff MCGUIVER...