|The VideoRay Explorer
system includes the 8-pound submersible,
control box, 76 m (250 ft) of tether, manual,
and tool kit. All components fit neatly
in two watertight, rolling Pelican cases
that fit easily in the trunk of a car or
in airline luggage compartments. The entire
system is stored in the Pelican cases and
weighs less than 45 kg (100 lbs).
The Explorer is depth rated to 92 m (300
ft). Among Explorer’s features are
a new skid and nozzles developed by NASA,
a boost in thrust over previous models
by nearly 80 percent, automatic depth
control, and a three-axis joystick.
The Explorer includes a color camera
and a 5 inch LCD color display monitor.
An external video monitoring/recording
device that has a composite video input–
typically a TV/VCR combination –
is recommended for recording missions.
The Tether Deployment System (TDS) is
an excellent option for quick coiling
and recoiling of the tether.
to provide the most up to date, recent
specifications on these ROV systems. However,
ROV system specifications are changing
all the time, so please double check with
the manufacturer to insure the specifications
are correct before making a decision in
using or purchasing these systems.