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    Aeronaut Diva Cabin Cruiser kit
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    This is my new boat kit that arrived yesterday. I will be starting to build it next week. I hope the build will go well.


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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It was a shame they emptied the one in lockdown. I hope they fill it back up for you. It is very rewarding to build I am enjoying it.

    Thank you
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    4 months ago by Richard7 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Robert,
    I built this Aeronaut Diva a couple of years ago, she is complete and ready to sale, l just need the council to refill the local pond which was emptied during the lockdown, so far she’s only been leak tested in a long plastic flower tub. I did post some photos during the build and some when she was completed. If you can find them let me know and l will repost them. It’s a very rewarding kit, with some challenges on the way.
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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Mistyotic

    Thank you very much for that information it is well appreciated I will get this ordered.

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    4 months ago by mistyoptic ( Midshipman)
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    Robert, Thanks for enquiry, for this kit I used Gorilla wood glue and this is what I always use now. It is relatively thick, but is good to use. Otherwise in places where you may feel something a bit thinner is more suitable then evo stik waterproof is a good alternative. For the speed controller I used a car model from Arrow models this works very well but would recommend an Mtronics Viper Marine 10, currently discounted by Howes models from Β£27.99 to Β£20.99. I am using a 7.2v Mn 2000 which I never manage to exhaust in a sailing session. If you purchase an MFA motor and it comes with a fixing, this will not be needed ads the appropriate bulkhead is already drilled for the motor to be fitted directly to and and is in line with the propshaft. The motor, shaft and esc can all be obtained from Howes and a battery as well. I always use Overlander batteries and these are available from Howes too. Obviously choose a shaft at the same length as the kit item.
    The prop in the kit is minute so try to get a prop of similar dimensions with a 4mm boss.

    Best regards

    Geoff.

    PS. Decant some of the glue into a small pot, rather than struggle to get it out of the bottle each time and apply with a small brush. Store the brush in a jar of water so that it is always ready to use after a quick wipe to get rid of the water. See my Morston Blog on for a full description of the method I use.

    https://howesmodels.co.uk/product/mtroniks-microviper-marine...
    https://howesmodels.co.uk/product/mtroniks-microviper-marine-10-boat-esc-electric-speed-controller/
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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Geoff

    I forgot to ask you on my last comment what ESC did you use and what type of glue did you use. This information would be very great full.

    Many Thanks
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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Geoff

    If you have built this model last year I will follow your instructions. I will get a 4mm shaft and that motor could you please tell me where I will get them as I am a bit of a novice, I am very thankful for this information. I am going to start building it on Friday and I will put pictures on build log as I go on with it thank you very much for the informationπŸ‘
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    4 months ago by mistyoptic ( Midshipman)
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    Hello Robert, I built an Aeronaut Diva last spring as my second boat in Lockdown. It was a joy to build and a pleasure to sail. I would suggest that you upgrade the kit propshaft by using a 4mm shaft instead of the one supplied in the kit which is flimsy and if used with a decent motor vibrates a lot at middle speed. If you fit an MFA 385 she will plane quite easily. If you want a more sedate model then a standard 400 will do. I found the windows a bit tricky and for best effect use a good canopy glue. (I found out too late!) See mine in my harbour.
    Best wishes and follow the instruction book and you should finish with a nice model.

    Geoff Lambert
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    4 months ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you for those links to suppliers of Aeronaut kits, Doug. I have already looked at the German Aeronaut and would think about buying direct from them. If I can raise myself out of my current stupor, finish the barge and the LST, which wouldn't take much over a week at my normal rate, I will hopefully have the 'get up and go' to start another build and one I have considered for some time is the 'Hansjolle' yacht from Aeronaut. My heart is more in sailing craft and there are very few kits. Although I prefer building from scratch, I feel a kit would not tax me so much in my enfeebled state. However, we will see what we will see.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin

    I have been reading other people’s comments on other builds and I am sure there is very skill full boat builders on this site including yourself so I am sure someone will help me out if I get stuck.πŸ‘
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Robert.
    We have great and very skilful members here on the site that i am sure will help you with there knowledge and knowhow.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin555

    Yes that is right. When I start building Friday I will put every stage on the build log and you can tell me if I am doing ok with it or if I need help.πŸ‘
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You earn the promotions by being active on the site Robert.
    So you could be climbing the ranks by posting your build log.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin555

    I am happy I have a lot of members and yourself waiting for me to build. I am sure I will need some help somewhere because I am a novice at building. You will be getting a shout from me. Thanks very much for my promotion.πŸ‘
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Robert.
    You have a lot of members looking forward to your build including myself.

    Don't forget if you need any help just shout.

    Congratulations on your promotion to Petty Officer 2nd Class.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi

    Yes I am going to start building it on Friday so I hope it goes well. I will take photos as I am going and put them on this site.πŸ‘
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    4 months ago by redpmg ( Commodore)
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    Looking forward to the build Robert - looks to be a very nice little boat - reasonably priced kit too.
    Been wanting one since I first saw them - but too many boats & kits already...........
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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nerys

    Yes I am as well things must be looking up.πŸ‘
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    4 months ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Pleased to see they have stock of some of the Aeronaut range. Perhaps it means that things are getting back to normal. Let's hope.

    Nerys
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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    Yes that is a good thing.πŸ‘
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    At least they are still available / produced by Aeronaut NerysπŸ˜€
    https://aero-naut.de/produkt/diva-kajuetboot/
    Keep looking 🀞
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    You might try Jotika / Shipwright Shop in Worcester?
    http://www.shipwrightshop.com/shop/contents/en-uk/p2022.html
    https://aero-naut.de/unternehmen/#section-handlersuche?location=Ammanford,%20UK&radius=1000
    https://aero-naut.de/unternehmen/#section-handlersuche?location=Ammanford,%20UK&category=477&radius=500
    https://aero-naut.de/produkt/diva-kajuetboot/
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aeronaut Diva Cabin Cruiser kit
    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    Yes they have six in stock now.πŸ‘
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    4 months ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Slow loading page but they claim six in stock πŸ‘
    https://howesmodels.co.uk/product/aeronaut-diva-cabin-cruise...
    https://howesmodels.co.uk/product/aeronaut-diva-cabin-cruiser-an309300/
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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Nerys

    I am pleased you are happy with your two. I am starting to build it on Friday so I hope it goes well.πŸ‘
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    4 months ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I'm pleased for you Robert. I'm sure you will enjoy building her. The first two kits I built came from Aeronaut and both turned out well. One, the Bella yacht, I still consider one of my favourite models. The mahogany colour skin always looks good nicely varnished.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Nerys

    I managed to get the last one from Sussex model shop.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aeronaut Diva Cabin Cruiser kit
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I think you are very lucky to have a Diva kit from Aeronaut. I've just been looking through the kits that Cornwall Model Boats have in stock and the Diva like most of the Aeronaut range is unavailable. Is this a result of Brexit? Aeronaut are a German firm, or covid or a combination of both. It seems a lot of things for our hobby are becoming scarce or impossible. Even balsa wood is difficult due to the Chinese buying it all to make blades for wind generators.

    Nerys
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