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Taranis

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #126 on: July 19, 2020, 07:35:27 pm »

I found the best method to remove the high spots was a small block of wood and P120 grit.



Sanding side to side across the grain works very well in the concave areas.









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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #127 on: July 19, 2020, 10:04:38 pm »

A modification to the bench seat. I found this was a fiddle to put in place without it falling through so I've added supports to both ends that now prevents this happening. I may yet remove the existing cross piece.


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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #128 on: July 20, 2020, 01:48:35 pm »

I went ahead and removed the bench seat support. This not only reduces weight but improves access especially with Allen keys








Also 2 x 40mm Helium points  :-))

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #129 on: July 20, 2020, 05:14:37 pm »

It would be very interesting to know the weight of the kit in box when you received it, and the final weight without hardware.
Your progress is impressive, seems to have gone faultlessly and the result so far has a look of quality about it.
The motor couplings interest me.
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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #130 on: July 20, 2020, 05:59:13 pm »

Looking good Andy.  Good idea re the revised bench supports, think I need them too, as you say the access to the motors is improved too...  And looks like I need to find a big drill for that bench seat itself...


The supplied seats seem rather heavy, just saying...  Any plans..?  I'm thinking to rebuild in balsa then cover in the cream upholstery material. (I think Mike used cork to good effect.)


Best regards
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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #131 on: July 20, 2020, 06:18:04 pm »

Thanks  :-)
Personally I think the seats are OK and practical and should look the part when painted. I found that mine are not glued together very accurately but managed to separate the parts and re attach with CA. Maybe need a magnetic fixing in the end.


This part I noticed is an unwanted recess so I've filled it in with scrap.



This is now ready to plank but I need to upholster the cabin first.



Starboard is almost there sanding wise and the shape really is to marvel at.





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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #132 on: July 20, 2020, 06:37:37 pm »

It would be very interesting to know the weight of the kit in box when you received it, and the final weight without hardware.
Your progress is impressive, seems to have gone faultlessly and the result so far has a look of quality about it.
The motor couplings interest me.
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Thanks Nord
I guess the model will weigh about one fifth of the timber pack supplied

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #133 on: July 21, 2020, 07:42:19 am »

Hi Andy,
     A bit of subject but did you sell the Spektrum DX6i transmitters? Being a Carpenter I'm well impressed with your woodworking by the way, keep up the good work.
           Cheers, Pete  :-)) :-)) :-))



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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #134 on: July 21, 2020, 05:55:16 pm »

As per messages. Thanks for your applause  :}

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #135 on: July 21, 2020, 08:15:57 pm »

Final hull lime wood plank fitted. Ready for a day of sanding.


















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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #136 on: July 21, 2020, 09:03:19 pm »

Hi Andy.


Lovely planking  :-))  but the workshop is not it's usual pristine self. ok2 ok2


Is it sanded yet ?


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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #137 on: July 21, 2020, 09:05:51 pm »

 :o   I've just cleaned it {-) A couple of hours should see sanding finished. Still to resin inside of port side and fit deck ply.


Thank you  :kiss:


Don't this look like an Alien?

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #139 on: July 22, 2020, 11:53:22 am »

Hermes delivered my Rustins brown Mahogany solvent based wood dye this morning.
I bought from Amazon £6.43 delivered.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01186E8WK/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I think it's the only part in the kit requiring this











I also bought 2 more of these huge long reach clamps. Price is ridiculously low at under £4


https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0001P19OK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #140 on: July 22, 2020, 01:39:35 pm »

I'm thinking I want to make louvre doors and forgo the cabin interior that is barely visible anyway  %)

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #141 on: July 22, 2020, 01:55:43 pm »

Hmm, maybe a helium balloon in there, I like it...


 :-))


I'm going to leave it open as a sound box for a speaker, but not fit the forward cushion, as I agree its not going to be seen.

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #142 on: July 22, 2020, 02:30:12 pm »

I'm thinking I want to make louvre doors and forgo the cabin interior that is barely visible anyway  %)
Hi Andy.


I've done exactly that with the big one and as you say it's as dark as the Black Hole of Calcutta in there, unless you add some form of lighting, which I personally don't do anymore. The louvre doors solve the problem and if you mount them with magnets you can easily get into the front, though why you would want too I don't know, unless there is lots of wiring in there.


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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #143 on: July 22, 2020, 02:35:39 pm »

No wiring
I   D O N Ď T do lights  {-)
Could you find some or a picture of yours please Mike
Iíve just made a cardboard template of the opening  :-))

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #144 on: July 22, 2020, 03:04:17 pm »

No wiring
I   D O N Ď T do lights  {-)
Could you find some or a picture of yours please Mike
Iíve just made a cardboard template of the opening  :-))
Hi Andy.


Can you elaborate on this, "Could you find some or a picture of yours please Mike"

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #145 on: July 22, 2020, 04:05:17 pm »

Just a picture of your doors?


I've started with a cardboard template



Then transferred it onto scrap wood and made a frame









I may not have made the leafs tall enough  %%  but they want louvres attaching now or start again

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #147 on: July 22, 2020, 08:09:13 pm »

I decided to only louvre the lower half, here right door is finished apart from more varnish.






Yes its a tip again  :embarrassed:

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #148 on: July 22, 2020, 08:53:03 pm »

Half a days work  :o  I guess I need some handles


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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #149 on: July 22, 2020, 09:59:41 pm »

Quick tidy up and tomorrows work laid out  :-))  Extra air added having seen David's latest post  O0
I might rip out the cabin mahogany walls too apart from the front panel that seals off compartment two

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