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Minicraft/Revell Titanic
« on: August 20, 2015, 01:35:18 PM »

Anyone converted the 1/350th Titanic to r/c? If so, how did you arrange access to the internals for charging, maintenance, etc? And if possible, has anyone got any photos showing the internal layout, please?


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Re: Minicraft/Revell Titanic
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 02:02:18 PM »

Some info on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8vhA-fjAKQ  (not mine, just something I recall seeing before)
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Re: Minicraft/Revell Titanic
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 02:15:00 PM »

Thanks for that, Irons...much appreciated and very useful.
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Re: Minicraft/Revell Titanic
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 09:43:25 PM »


Watching with interest Rich.  I have this kit (not built) and there's plenty of space inside.  The secret way- in is to have removable  'A'  deck to get inside.

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Re: Minicraft/Revell Titanic
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2015, 05:09:56 PM »

I'm not in engaging in black humour when i suggest that may be you might want to think about using construction methods more appropriate for a submarine.

Thinking about the equipment you need, and bearing in mind that very small kit is available these days, I think I would get a tiny servo, receiver and esc, and put them inside a small watertight enclosure, and then use light polystyrene foam to fill areas inside the hull. This will genuinely make your Titanic unsinkable. Any wet that gets past the deck won't harm the electronics

Batteries and motors can live outside the box.

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Re: Minicraft/Revell Titanic
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2015, 07:25:36 AM »

That's not a bad idea, Andy...these plastic conversions tend to be calm water boats, but there's always the chance of water getting in somewhere.
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Re: Minicraft/Revell Titanic
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2015, 09:25:14 AM »

Here we go then...a couple of dry runs. I'm going to try using the kit rudder if I can, but failing that I'll just use tank style steering on the two 280 motors.
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Re: Minicraft/Revell Titanic
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2015, 08:26:45 PM »

Small rudder - no wonder RMS Olympic had a bad habit of running into things. - Tom
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