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PROS » » » » » » »

Unrivaled value

Very good durability

Good ease of use

Excellent expand-ability

Good serviceability

Excellent thruster power

Includes features typically found in higher end ROVs, such as vectored thrust and “? y by wire” mode »

Streaming HD video (with the “Advanced Electronics Package”)

CONS » » »

It comes in kit form and requires assembly

The topside controls are up to the builder to design and fabricate

Some service procedures (such as replacing a prop) are more involved to complete than I would like » »

Runs on batteries, so time on station is not unlimited

Slight (200-250 ms) lag in HD video stream (with the “Advanced Electronics Package”)

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