Motorized pirate ship: The "Rolling" Dutchman
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Welcome on board of The Rolling Dutchman!
Since I have been a child I always wanted to control my LEGO Red Beard Runner without pushing it around and now my dream has come true. I have build a motorized Version of the famous Flying Dutchman which is my favorite pirate ship, too. I have seen the original swedish Vasa which has given the idea for the Dutchman with its marvelous bow and stern. So I managed to combine them with my own creative ideas into this rolling Dutchman!
Please have a look at the features in the video and the pictures!
Video how the functions work:
Thanks for your 1k supports so far!
I have worked on the main picture a bit and now added a picture of the crew and one showing the functions as well.
You can find all the fotos until now here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMnLn6a
New rotten Sails! (Picture 7+8+Video still with the first sails)
- Rolling movement caused by waves (1. M-Motor)
- Two motorized triple-barrelled chasers in the bow (1. M-Motor)
- Motorized steering with simoultaneously rotating ship´s wheel, rudder and steering mechanism (S-Motor)
- Motorized movement for- and backward (L-Motor)
- Motorized sail trim with turning capstan and changing sail position of all square sails (M-Motor)
- All features can be controlled by rc-control via 4 channels and two receivers
- All features use the Power-Function System but could easily be adapted to the new Control+ System which can lead to advanced handling of the functions
- The battery box can slide out easily to switch on/off and change batteries
- Minifigures: Davy Jones, Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth, Bill Turner, Barbossa and more. (I am not familiar with the movies in english so I would like to ask you to tell me the names in the comments section!)
- Two decks with cannons (one side the lower deck is closed to store the motors)
- The two tripple-barreld chasers can manually slide backwards and then the doors can be closed
- Removable deck at the stern to take out the steering wheel
- Removable lower balcony´s on both sides
- Handmade sails (I would like to improve them in an future update)
- Two functional anchors
- Upper cabin minifigure size with Jack stealing the heart (illuminated)
- Lower cabin with Davy Jones organ (illuminated)
- Two torches at the stern (illuminated)
- The capstan can be removed
- The ship is based on the sturdy hull parts, the complete 2 lower rows of bricks can be removed with the steering and driving wheels to use it as "normal" push forward ship or display model
- The main mast and the mizzen are both slightly tilted backwards
- Correct rigging and sails due to the movies
- The ropes between the masts can be removed easily to take them apart for transport
It would be an honor to receive your support. Aye!
I have to thank my friend J-H to help me with some motorization problems and a special thanks to my girlfriend for not freaking out!
Thanks, yours Störtebricker from Hamburg, Germany