I'm thinking about building a 1/14 scale Alvin deep submersible. Why 1/14? The pressure sphere on Alvin is 84 inches in dia. Using a 6" sphere would give me 1/14 scale. Approx 18 or so inches long too. I've been working on rough drawings and research for about a week. I haven't really seen too many people do it. There was once an R/C kit available, but it looked expensive. I'm just interested in a static display. This Sketchup model isn't done yet. Alvin is currently undergoing a renovation and rebuilding which will enable it reach a dept of 6500 meters. I would like to build this newest representation.
<em>Alvin</em> Gets an Interior Re-design : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution