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Underwater Drone
« on: July 27, 2021, 01:41:17 pm »
This underwater drone looks like it could be very useful:


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Underwater Drone
« on: July 27, 2021, 01:41:17 pm »
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Re: Underwater Drone
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 01:51:52 pm »
Neat.

Winnats Head static sump?
Glory Hole and Rubicon Sumps in Baggers.

All where divers tend to stir up vis pretty quickly and so can't poke about in the holes in the choke.  I guess you can just pull this thing back out by its umbilical if (at the risk of it getting stuck of course.)  That might prove to be costly!

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Re: Underwater Drone
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2021, 02:07:08 pm »
I remember us get getting a very expensive remote controlled submarine stuck down Magpie Mine - nobody seemed to call them drones back in 1989. There were a lot of worried faces and choice words before the operator finally managed to get it free.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2021, 02:17:19 pm by Fishes »

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Re: Underwater Drone
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2021, 02:09:03 pm »
Very nice I have seen many on documentaries on under water ship wrecks they call them r.o.v”s on that I assume all the same thing . I am sure it will be useful to them   :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: July 27, 2021, 02:18:29 pm by Tomferry »

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Re: Underwater Drone
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2021, 02:56:08 pm »
I remember us get getting a very expensive remote controlled submarine stuck down Magpie Mine - nobody seemed to call them drones back in 1989. There were a lot of worried faces and choice words before the operator finally managed to get it free.

Yes - they are now called Drones. I remember Answering Machines before they became Voicemail and Self-portraits became Selfies. Maybe we should change from Caves to Underground Voids?  ;)
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Re: Underwater Drone
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2021, 03:15:21 pm »
I remember us get getting a very expensive remote controlled submarine stuck down Magpie Mine - nobody seemed to call them drones back in 1989. There were a lot of worried faces and choice words before the operator finally managed to get it free.

Yes - they are now called Drones. I remember Answering Machines before they became Voicemail and Self-portraits became Selfies. Maybe we should change from Caves to Underground Voids?  ;)

Isn't the idea that the new name is shorter than the old?  :shrug:

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Re: Underwater Drone
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2021, 11:35:16 pm »
Got ideal place for underwater drone, was talking about it Sunday night after a site visit, although that drone there is a bit big, so maybe not ideal then! Cwm Cipwrth copper mine. Three flooded shafts, one a winding shaft down to 15 fathoms maybe, one possibly blind, the other possibly also down to winding level. No drainage adits (there is an adit, but it's separate working above shaft level), so nothing's been seen in there for probably 150 years. Was thinking more in terms of the Martin Zero approach of lowering a camera into shafts (railway tunnels in his case) from a fishing rod!

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Re: Underwater Drone
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2021, 12:37:50 am »
Got ideal place for underwater drone, was talking about it Sunday night after a site visit, although that drone there is a bit big, so maybe not ideal then! Cwm Cipwrth copper mine. Three flooded shafts, one a winding shaft down to 15 fathoms maybe, one possibly blind, the other possibly also down to winding level. No drainage adits (there is an adit, but it's separate working above shaft level), so nothing's been seen in there for probably 150 years. Was thinking more in terms of the Martin Zero approach of lowering a camera into shafts (railway tunnels in his case) from a fishing rod!

I am sure there used to be a deep adit, although it was completely flooded and I think well vegetated when i looked at it in 1971. Here is a photo of the waterwheel from that visit. The upper adit was accessible at that time.

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Re: Underwater Drone
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2021, 07:01:00 am »
AditNow leads the way! Here's our ROV  :)

First photo teething problems; a diver goes out to retrieve some parts that fell off!
Second photo; Paul models the intact ROV.
Ah, well, now, you see...erm...

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Re: Underwater Drone
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2021, 08:07:39 am »
I remember us get getting a very expensive remote controlled submarine stuck down Magpie Mine - nobody seemed to call them drones back in 1989. There were a lot of worried faces and choice words before the operator finally managed to get it free.

Yes - they are now called Drones. I remember Answering Machines before they became Voicemail and Self-portraits became Selfies. Maybe we should change from Caves to Underground Voids?  ;)

A  " Selfie " used to be something quite different as well "   :lol:
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