|Warning: Make sure the drone and the Surface Unit are turned off before performing any service or inspections.|
After every dive, you should evaluate if you need to clean the drone or not. Making sure your Blueye Pioneer is nice and clean will prolong its lifetime. Remember that you should always rinse the drone after diving in saltwater.
How to clean the thruster grids
The thruster grids are designed to prevent that debris and large particles entering the propellers.
Sometimes, seaweed or other debris, can get stuck in the thruster grids and reduce thruster power.
In these events, you need to clear the debris from the grids. This is easiest done by removing the affected thruster grid.
The vertical thruster is located in the centre of the drone and is protected by a top grid and bottom grids.
The top grid is located right beneath the top handle. To remove it, place your finger in the hole and pull lightly until loose.
The vertical thruster has two bottom grids. To remove them, place your finger in the slot and pull lightly until loose.
The lateral (sideways) thruster is located in the centre of the drone and is protected by grids in the outer shell.
To clean the sideways thruster and grids, open the side cover by unscrewing the 3 screws holding the side cover in place. Use the included hex key.
The thrusters generating forward and backward push are located on the two arms at the back of the drone.
To remove the thruster grids, unscrew the 4 screws holding the thruster grids in place.
Use the included hex key.