Central section accommodate AUV´s electronic compartment sealed in acrylic tube, battery packs and various wet deployed sensors. Its not complex part but due its big dimensions it should by printed by parts and assembled using screws. Section has several openings in its body for accomodation of switches, antenas, ultrasonoic sensors, preasure sensors and other tools your imagination will bring up. It has also special opening just under acrylic tube possition, to be used as bottom observation hole for camera housed in acrylic tube. Section can be used to place boyancy weight if needed as well.
3D printed parts
All STL files are already oriented for generating g-code with your favorite software. Check part list on the right side of this page for best printing results.
|How many||Type||Type note|
|50x||M3x10||Stainless steel hex socket head cap screw|
|100x||M3 bolt||Stainless steel|
|50x||M3 washer||Stainless steel|
Before assembling of this section coate parts for their further water tightness. Please refer to chapter Coating of printed parts
Prepare parts Cn1, Cn2 and Cn4 as showed on image above.
Connect parts and fasten screws.
Connect and fasten screws for parts Cn3, Cn5 and previously assemplet part.
Connected parts should look like thist.
Use parts Cn10 (5x), place and fasten them to 2 bottom and 3 top holes.
Prepare top parts for assembly in this order.
And this is how it should looks like when center part is assembled.
Top hatch (and bottom too can be customised (cutted in CAD sofware (FreeCAD)) to fit range of diferent instruments. You can modify and print as many top haches as you got diferent instruments and change them easily. Than you don't need to print whole section while you need change sensor for difrent kind of mission you need to acomplish. Simply change and screw down just this small part while rest of section stay as it is.
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