About the product
BlueROV2, the first affordable underwater drone that can be purchased now, was introduced by the well-known American company Blue Robotics. The underwater drone has received compact dimensions and is able to descend to a depth of 300 meters (depending on the length of the cable). It is equipped with 6 powerful propellers thanks to which maneuvering is carried out. Drone control can be realized with laptop/tablet via mobile QGroundControl applications.
The drone is able to swim along a predetermined route in autopilot mode. The bundle includes two options for video cameras — SD (700TVL) / HD (1920 × 1080p).
The manufacturer offers two options for the electronic stuffing of the drone:
- Standard ROV Electronics Package for $115.00
- Advanced ROV Electronics Package for $260.00
The buyer will also need to choose the presence or absence of an autopilot mode (3DR PixHawk), one of the options for analog color television systems (PAL / NTSC), cable length (from 1, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300 meters) and the number of lighting sources Lumen Subsea Light (2 or 4 lamps). More information about the configuration options can be found on the official website of the manufacturer.
The first-person image is transmitted from the drone to the screen of the mobile device with a delay of up to 200ms.
- 3 axis gyroscope
- 3‑axis accelerometer
- 3 axis magnetometer
- Pressure sensor (30 bar) / depth and temperature sensor (external)
- Current and voltage sensor
The BlueROV2 is powered by a four cell (4S) 10000mAh 14.8V 10C lithium polymer battery. The operating time of the drone on one battery is about one hour. But the developers assure that in the near future the operating time of the underwater drone will be increased by installing more powerful batteries, or by introducing a power cable into the cable itself.
BlueROV2 drone weight:
Drone weight in the air (with ballast) 10 — 11kg.
Drone weight in the air (without ballast) 9 — 10kg.
The BlueROV2 underwater drone is being implemented through the developer’s official resources. The price depends on the set of options and varies from $2784 to $4563.
Photo of the BlueROV2 drone.
Underwater drone in action.
Video with BlueROV2 drone.