Here's the quote from the article JNG
linked above, from the Drex Files
, which includes some beautiful photos of the fliming model, and some of Rick's design drawings.
I've recently e-mailed both Mike Okuda & Rick Sternbach regarding the theoretical length of the Ent-C. I’ve got the plans that Greg Jein used to build his model of the C, and the set includes both Rick’s original blueline plans and Greg’s enlarged xeroxes. I measured the side profile of the C in the blueline, which is in scale with the 4 ft Ent-D, and got an overall length of one gnat less than 35.75″. If you take a 48″ Ent-D model & 2108′ theoretical Ent-D, then use proportions on a 35.75″ Ent-C plan, you get a length of 1570.02 feet/478.55 meters for the theoretical Ent-C.
After checking with Mike & Rick, we've agreed that the “retro-canon” length of the Ent-C is 1570 feet/478.5 meters. The length given in the ST Encyclopedia is simply a mistake. Thus canon is given; thus canon is taketh away.
And that’s all I’ve got!
Rick, and Gary, thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedules! --Drex
From that, I thought there was consensus.
Thanks for the clarification, Rick
Anyway, if it is 478.5, then I guess it comes out like this:
Length: 478.5 M
Beam: 292.92 M
Height: 116:44 M
Mass: 2,787,00 M.T.