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1/350 USS Enterprise RC A sub?

Postby SteveNeill » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:07 am

1/350 USS Enterprise RC

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Well it started with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQEsG4eKIXs

I worked on Star Trek the Motion Picture doing make up effects and Nimoy's ears many years ago. Being a fan of the original show and growing up with the show working with Roddenberry, Wise and the original cast was one of those life events I'll always hold close.

Although I liked the new movie the redesign stunk! But the Refit for Star Trek the Motion picture and the films to follow was always my favorite.

When I got a load of just how big this 1/350 model is I had to try it. I'm using Adam Carlson's WTC he made me a few years ago. It fit perfect into the engineering section or low hull.

The fellow that built the one in the video used a pump jet with a vectored nozzle. But I'm using a multi blade metal Kilo prop that will sit behind a clear set of rudder elevator. I have tested the prop and it really moves a lot of water and quickly.

She will be lit to the nines, and sport a detail paint job with the Aztec panels. For display the WTC removes and the shuttle bay doors close. The rudder and elevator will be attached to the end cap via a brass plate.

I have been working on this slowly for fun. Wayne Frey is another cause of this project. Another words, it's his fault! He sent me a nice PE kit for it too.

More as I go. Enjoy the pictures.

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Postby SteveNeill » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:09 am

And her she is assembled partly. The saucer removes as does the nacelles.

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Postby petn7 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:06 am

How exactly will she steer? Via plane control or vectored thrust?
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Postby SteveNeill » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:11 am

Hey there long time no talk to.

She will use the planes. Top of the saucer comes off for foam, trim goodies, and the lights. It doesn' take much to turn her.

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Postby Pirate » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:41 am

Hey Steve,
That is sooo cool! What an idea—space ships as subs. That thing looks really stable. Think it will be hard to trim?

Can't wait to see it work. Please show your inner workings if you can (propulsion, planes, lights, etc. I love to see how you put stuff together. Learned a lot from you.
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Postby SteveNeill » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:50 am

Thanks Pete. I will do all that. I'll show it all. the pictures I found of the one in the video showed as I suspected most of the trim foam in the saucer section. Although the Nacelles afford the room for additional foam. But it should trim well as the keel is so low. And that's where all the goods go. We shall see.

I needed a fun break after completing my 32 Parallel VIIC. Of course this will be a pool only RC toy to be able to appreciate the looks and lights.

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Postby junglelord » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:24 am

Perfect, I am going to buying one real soon, it was supposed to be for static display with all the lights, but hey lets go RC.
I have always wanted one since that video too.
:D

I will be watching with excitment.
Cheers Steve
Dean

PS I would love to make one with the pump jet and the vectored nozzel.

Yours will be an interesting alternative.
8)

What I find interesting is the design is so germain to water or air
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oS-6A2h2bM

The Debor model is quite affordable and maybe I will make one of those RC submurged.
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Postby junglelord » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:49 pm

Does anyone have a way to properly translate the webpage?
http://www.hm-arts.com/starfleet_ydd/ma ... 701-A.html

I see the pics for the pumpjet Enterprise, but the print is all giberish, good thing a picture is worth a thousand words...
:lol:

What can the more experienced eye see in those pics?
How exactly does the system operate?>
From what I gather a seperate rear end nozzel is controlled via a servo and the pump jet assembly is up front in the bulging end of the pink structure....thats my guess.

Was I close?
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Postby SteveNeill » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:54 pm

The pump jet is great but I already had a proper WTC that fit. So lets hope it works nearly as well.

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Postby Bigdave » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:16 pm

So you found some photos of the inside of the one from Japan?
I would like to see those. Send me a link if you can. BD.
BTW-I will be watching with ernest. :D
Who Ernest is I will never know!! :roll: Nuck Nuck Nuck!!!
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Postby SteveNeill » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:21 pm

On their way as I write this Big Dave.

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Postby junglelord » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:12 pm

Bigdave wrote:So you found some photos of the inside of the one from Japan?
I would like to see those. Send me a link if you can. BD.
BTW-I will be watching with ernest. :D
Who Ernest is I will never know!! :roll: Nuck Nuck Nuck!!!

Does anyone have a way to properly translate the webpage?
http://www.hm-arts.com/starfleet_ydd/ma ... 701-A.html
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Postby SteveNeill » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:15 pm

You got me. I've never liked the Babel Fish thing but it might work.

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Postby redboat219 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:31 am

"Make it simple, make it strong-and make it work!" - Mikhail Mil
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Postby hakkikt » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:35 am

This is one hell of a model. Packed with cool stuff.

Thanks for the link to the translation, redboat219!

(side note: being a professional translator myself, I am happy to note that I will not be out of a job very soon. : )
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