The Cave Rover Project Update: More precious then
gold….apparently. Up today installing the first pair of Boca Bearings
into the Cave ROVer to evaluate their performance. These tiny little
gems are salt water, chemical and corrosion resistant, specialty
x904/Ceramic and rather pricey, but this will be one thruster down, 7
pair to go (then 4 pair for the spare thrusters). The goal is
increased performance, longevity and reduce routine maintence.
Next up we trial the first custom epoxy coating on the new sediment sampler.
And just like that, moments later, new bearings pressed and thruster
reinstalled. Now for a break in, spin up, to run off any manufactures
Waited months to finally order, week to arrive and 4 minutes to install. Rather lack luster, I think I need more of them 🙂 So far they are smooth as butter.
Oh, don’t let me forget these are in Port Forward, I will totally forget.