Enjoy part 2 of the Gladius review series. This is how it looks from the FPV pilot’s view diving underwater with a mobile device. I left the buoy on the shore for this test until I work up the courage to let it float out in the water.
This ROV is pretty amazing! I was using the freshwater ballast module here for the first test to see how it would react since I wanted it to float up more if anything went wrong. The Saltwater module will probably make it more stable and have a less “bobbing” effect. The water was a little more rough than I wanted but it managed well. Manual mode is the way to go for smooth control and footage.
Compass and 3D graphic really came in handy when I got out far, by just looking at the green sub graphic, I was able to tell if I was coming back in my general direction or not. Then it was easy to spot line of site after surfacing and putting it in “Stabilize” mode so I could see all the water thrashing making it easily visible.
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Here’s Part 1 Gladius unboxing and setup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXFBG8yS-IU