This is our new Refit
Enterprise 1701 Drydock Startup Sequence FX Board. It's function was designed to mimic the famous
Startfleet drydock startup sequence from ST:TMP right before the Enterprise was depicted to leave the drydock in Earth orbit.
The board measures 2.5" x 1.6" (6.4mm X 4.1mm). It is a pretty small board with a low profile, designed to fit in the forward most chamber of the secondary hull belly area, right above the botanical garden guide pin.
However, it can also be installed in your display base.
It works with two (2) momentary push button switches. The first switch activates
"Mode 1" which is the actual startup sequence. The sequence begins with the windows or ambient interior lighting, thrusters and torpedo tube static lighting. It goes through the entire sequence as seen in the movie and ends up in 'impulse mode' with the impulse engines ramping up 5 seconds later.
The second switch activates "Mode 2" which is 'warp mode.' The orange/amber deflector, orange/amber impulse crystal, and impulse engines all ramp down and the blue deflector, blue impulse crystal, and blue warp nacelles ramp up in their place. When the second switch is pushed again, it switches back to impulse mode, all while the floodlighting, strobes and running lights remain on, as per the movie.
It runs on 9V DC and works very well with lots of LED strips. This board comes pre-assembled and ready to use. Just connect your LEDs in the proper order to the terminals on the board and you'll have the effect that you see in the video demo. The board comes with
two (2) pre-wired RGB LEDs, 12" of flat ribbon cable, two (2) momentary switches, and two (2) SIP connectors for easy connection to the terminals. Instructions are simple and well illustrated, in color, and will be emailed to customers
as a printable PDF document.
This board was designed to fit within the 1/350 scale Polar Lights Refit Enterprise model kit. However, the effects may be adapted to the smaller Refit model kits such as the 1/537 and 1/1000 scale versions and will fit in your display base.
9VDC adapter is NOT included and must be purchased separately.
The TrekModeler 9V DC 2000ma adaptor offered on this page will work for the FX Board,
but a 9V DC 2500ma adaptor is recommended for the higher current provided, if you plan to use LED strips
- Hook up wire is NOT included