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For the last few years we have been developing the Wing 3D control unit and have been using it to control UAVs. We would also like to try experimenting with ROVs.

I have done quite a lot of engineering work in the subsea oil and gas industry but my experience with ROVs is limited so it would be great to get some feedback from people at the sharp end of things. How do you think the Wing would compare to more typical control solutions?

I've created a very short (five question) survey and would really appreciate it if you could spare a couple of minutes to fill it in.

http://goo.gl/forms/JvgBOesU53

There are some more details on the Worthington Sharpe website.

http://www.worthingtonsharpe.com


Thanks in advance,

Sam
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Thank you to everyone who has completed the http://goo.gl/forms/JvgBOesU53 survey.

There were a few comments from people without contact details and I was hoping for few more details.

Apparently Schilling Robotics used a similar input device on some of their UHD Vehicles but I can't find any reference to this. Please could somebody point me to an image or link?

There was also a comment about durability and whether it is splash-proof.

The current design isn't IP rated but we designed it with non-contact sensors so we can pot all the electronics in epoxy. The scroll wheel is the main problem but we're looking at options to replace it with a mini-joystick. How important is IP rating. I know it might limit us a bit for pier-based jobs but what about for work vans or offshore?

It's mainly machined from aluminium and ceramic anodised so is certainly durable. The gimbal is ball-raced on the non-contact sensors won't wear down.

Sam

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