IHC Sea Dragon #5118 - Construction Log

















After some initial testing, I found that the IHC motor (pictured above) doesn't have enough torque to drive the ship at very slow speeds. Also, the whole mechanism is very, very noisy.
Ideally I would have replaced this motor with something better. Unfortunately, I'd superglued the motor in place so successfully
that I couldn't remove it without damaging the base - so I'll just have to live with the model as is.









So that I can stop the ship when it is next to the loading platform, I've attached a magnet to the underside of the ship and a reed switch to the base.
The magnet will activate the reed switch at the bottom of the swing.


Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8kZdy1WA5Y



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