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Old 08-16-2010, 03:37 PM
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I am working in designing a ship and i want to build a model to test the design. the question i have is how do you scale it down. for example the ship that i am designing is 250ft and 400 tons and running about 2400hp in the engine room. how do you scale that i was going to do 1/100 scale so 30 inches long but 1/100 of the weight would be 4 tons (8000 pounds) is there a formula to scale the weight also?

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250' x 12" = 3000", 3000" / 100" = 30" Other wise you have about a 30" boat or ship. I wouldn't know how to scale down the speed and tonnage on it thou. But you knew how big it was. lol I would say in order for your ship to be right in the weight find a ship that matches it and look how low in the water it sit then guess how much it take to get your model at the same level.

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