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Riva Aquarama
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Thread: Riva Aquarama

    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) barend is offline
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      Since mid 2008 I'm busy with building the RIVA Aquarama of Amati. It is an Itallian wooden speedboat with 2 engines from the beginning of the 1970's. As you can see, I have allmost finished with the first planking, only need to finish the back and need to sand the whole hull. When first planking is finished , I can start with the second. I 'm not adding any extra detail as the kit is already very good and I'm concentrating on getting the basic skills, as this is my first model. I have installed 2 electric motor + speedcontrol + servo + receiver to make it Radio Controlled. I have added 3 lights in the front (not standard). I'm sure the original boat must have some lighting at the back and maybe even on the side but I can't find any detail. Does anybody have an idea? Any advise is more than welcome.

      Barend

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  1. Rick's Avatar Member
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    I've been picking away on my boat while waiting for the mud to dry on the Willys woodie.

    There's a bunch of brackets and supports that still need to be added before I start to plank the hull. For anyone wanting to build a boat, I highly recommend this kit.
    Attached Images Attached Images Riva Aquarama-005-jpg  Riva Aquarama-006-jpg  Riva Aquarama-007-jpg 
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    Rick you need more light in your shop buddy. That or a new camera ;';;';
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  3. goran
    stands for Göran Westin Sweden
    New in several meanings but old as in retaired.
    In a holding pattern waiting for motor and drive lines
    ready to start the planking
    Barend yours look nice exiting to see if I can get there too.
    I will be in touch over e mail but will be back here when a picture makes me credite.
    Rick you are soon past me
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  4. Barend
    What do you plan to get for drive line ?
    Amati kit seems overpriced
    goran
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  5. barend's Avatar Active Member
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    Goran,

    Sorry for the late reply, I was on holiday (golfing in Egypt). I have bought the kit for 90 euro if I remember correctly. What is included:
    [LIST][*]2 motors: They are standard 6V engines. I can't easily read the specs (label is not easily visible the way they are installed now). Let me know if you need more info.[*]2 reduction units: They don't mention the reduction. If needed I can calculate it.[*]1 controler: Msonik 4, model Marine 15, 15A current limit, 4,8-12Voltage input[*]2 propellers (1 left and one right turning)[*]2 axises[*]2 ruders[/LIST]
    I have contacted Amati for what they recommend regarding the battery. The recommended 7,2 volts and a capacity (amp) as pick as possible, I bought one of 4,1 Ah. I have added a duo switch of Robbe (8445) to control the lights I have installed. The led lights run on a separate battery of 12volts and 600mAh. Hope this gives you enough information.

    Barend

    PS If you want I can generate some pictures.
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  6. i am new to this sight, i have been scratch building boats for years.
    i am on a pention but modelling is my hobby to keep me saine.
    can anyone help me to get the keel and rib profile drawing to the Riva Aquarama

    as i came across this boat searching the web.
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    Welcome again to the site Robert. :)'
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Hi Rob

    I have the kit but its been put away for a while. Let me dig it out and I'll get you what you need. Give me a few days.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Hi Rob

    I have the kit but its been put away for a while. Let me dig it out and I'll get you what you need. Give me a few days.

    Thank you Rick, that will be much appreaciated
    Robert.
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    Hello everybody:

    I have two different set of Riva Aquarama blueprints. One is in 1/8 scale ant the other in 1/18. The quality and detail of the 1/8 plans are much better than the 1/18.

    This plans include bulkheads, keel and hull lines.

    If somebody wants a copy, just let me know or send me a message.

    This plans aren`t electronic, they are printed.

    Best regards,

    Javier
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    It has been a while. New job has kept me from making a lot of progress. Busy with the 2nd layer of planking now. Some pictures of the small progress.
    Attached Images Attached Images Riva Aquarama-riva-2nd-planking1-jpg  Riva Aquarama-riva-2nd-planking2-jpg  Riva Aquarama-riva-2nd-planking3-jpg  Riva Aquarama-riva-2nd-planking4-jpg  Riva Aquarama-riva-2nd-planking5-jpg 
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    Looking good! You've inspired me to get back working on mine.
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    Hi,

    I am new in this forum.
    For several weeks i've been looking for some Riva blueprints.
    Your post is the only valuable information i found until now.

    Could you provide me with a copy of your 1/8 plans ?

    If yes, would you please send them to the follwing address ?:
    christoph.schmitt@trw.com

    Thanks in advance,
    Christoph
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    Hi Riva-builders.
    Do any of you have a place where I can get the fittings in scale 1/8 for the aquarama other than in Vietnam at GIA NHIEN CO LTD, he wants 100$ a set some times long ago, there's also the problem with the payment to Vietnam.
    I have a plan to build one to my Pocher cars some times in the future when I finished my RR and Mercedes 540 and Ferrari and 2 Heller Citroen's.
    PS. do not have any Rivaplans.
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    Riva plans help
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    thanks
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