rQPOD Remote Surveying Package

Enjoy safe, remote-controlled surveying with the rQPOD remote boat surveying package! The rQPOD includes mechanized hardware that when installed on a floating platform, transforms it into a motorized vehicle for remote shore operation and collection of ADCP data.

The rQPOD system is sold as a complete kit from SonTek, and includes a Torrent Board V7 floating platform, patent-pending motorized system. Combine this light weight convertible platform with a RiverSurveyor-M9 or S5 to measure flow or a HydroSurveyor-M9 and measure bathymetry.

  • Features
  • Specifications

The rQPOD Modular Remote Survey Boat is a lightweight, portable solution for conducting and recording water surveys. The rQPOD is ready to go wherever you need it.

  • Color coded parts and cables for easy assembly
  • 5 ft/s (1.5 m/s) top speed
  • Easy control with high and low speed settings
  • 2 removable, field serviceable thrusters with FCS fittings
  • Removable skid guards to protect thrusters
  • Removable batteries
  • Lightweight (26 lbs/12 kg including Torrent Board, M9, PCM & rQPOD)
Top Speed 5 ft/s (1.5 m/s)
Duration 4 to 6 Hours
Temperature Range 14°F (-10°C) to 104°F (40°C)
Power DJI Phantom 3 LiPO batteries
Transmitter Range/Model 500m / Futaba T6K
IP Rating IP67

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