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    Aquarama Riva speed boat
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aquarama Riva speed boat
    9 months ago by manyboats ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Given the opportunity to build this terrific kit by a club member. Had long wanted to do this one but wasn't sure of my abilities. Turned out well. Definitely a challenge. Lovely on the water and will be even better with the right propellor.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aquarama Riva speed boat
    8 months ago by manyboats ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I think so. Fine wet&dry,then worked through car polish grades
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    8 months ago by manyboats ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I fitted the motors, tubes and rudders before planking. can access the connections from the 2 removable sections.Getting a perfect fit to the stern cutaway section is quite tricky. cant remember how it is fixed.
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    8 months ago by DPTrainer ( Able Seaman)
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    The motors supplied unfortunately don't have any markings whatsoever on the casings so I've no idea of the ratings. I've taken photos of the motors from different angles and also the assembled gearbox and the supplied ESC. Don't know if anyone can recognise these motors? I've also taken a photo of my hull after applying the 1st two planks. I've put cocktail sticks down the rudder tubes to stop them from getting blocked. I'm seriously considering laying both the spruce and mahogany planking up to the waterline and then fitting the motors and rudders and linkages whilst there is still a bit more access to these areas! I struggled to do a temporary fix of these earlier and once the sides are in place I think it will be almost impossible to get my hands in to do the task. Hope it works!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aquarama Riva speed boat
    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Did you rub out the final coat?
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    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Spot on!
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    8 months ago by manyboats ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The supplied brushed motors are quite adequate. more power would be way beyond scale. or have they changed teh kit?
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    8 months ago by manyboats ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Think I used lacquer sanding sealer then automotive spray can varnish and paint, below waterline.
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    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The high performance brushless are water cooled, otherwise they would burn up,
    air cooling would not dissipate the heat fast enough.
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    9 months ago by DPTrainer ( Able Seaman)
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    Fabulous finish - well done. I'm currently building this model and I'm up to starting the first layer of planking. I'm fitting the optional motorising kit that can be purchased separately. In one blog from many years ago they fitted water cooling coil around the motors. Did you do this? Also as this is my first build any help and advice would be much appreciated. I have temporarily fitted the servo rudders and control horns and linkages but found access to the control horns and linkages was extremely difficult. This was before any planking which would make it even more difficult. Any advice on this will be gratefully received. Also how do you work out where the prop tube will exit in order to create the holes in the planking? Thank you in advance. Cheers Duncan
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aquarama Riva speed boat
    9 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Excellent job She is Beautiful!
    The Riva is on my Build List.
    How did you apply the finish?
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    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Abilities no problem well done on the boat. Looks good on the water.
    Rick
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