I’m hoping to join a long list of people who have build a bathymetrics mapping boat and I’m having a little trouble deciding on a transducer. I’d like something that is fairly accurate but also easy to work with and not too crazy money. (Good, easy and cheap, isn’t that what we all want with everything?)
Options I’ve found:
Echosounder ECT400: Really nice, has the specs I want, just a little pricey at over $2000 CAD.
Lowrance HST…: Price is right, but I can’t find accuracy specs on it and I need something I can rely on. I do like that it’s almost plug and play with the DS2 Digitizer.
Airmar UST800: I’ve read a post on here regarding it. But I haven’t figured out exactly how I get it to work with a pixhawk and whether I can get the same simplicity from the ECT400. The specs will work.
So, any recommendations? Hints? Links that might help?
I’d prefer to keep it under $800 USD, accurate to at least ±2" and good down to 100m.
Thanks for any help,