Scratch built at 1:100 scale from plans by Dr R Haan. Built in conjunction with Bill Lucy who built RMS Titanic at the same time. Plank on frame with fiberglass between the frames inside, glass cloth and epoxy resin outside. Three propellers, one 4 blade and two 3 blade. All direct drive from Model Motors Direct 555 (Mk2) motors each controlled by an Mtronik 15amp Viper ESC.Power is from a 38amp 12v SLA. Overall ballast is 70Kg, 1000 LEDS used in the portholes (3mm & 5mm) wired in parallel and fed from 4 LM317 IC regulators. Two each side as 3 & 5 mm LEDS need different current ratings to match brightness. I use a 434Mhz remote voltage switcher to control the lights as this allows fine adjustment to suit the ambient lighting. Further lights will be fitted to the cabins, boat deck and walkways. Windows were water jet cut by Steve Tranter and will be glazed with printed frames on OHP film. The railings and various winches are still to be fitted.
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