Full size Printed plan Semi-Scale 1:9 Riva Ariston type launch Suitable for Radio Control
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Full size Printed plan and Article
Not a Kit, Model No material
Full size printed plan on a sheet 38” x 24”
Two page article with building notes and photos
Power Gas .09 (1.5cc) or electric
Suitable for Radio Control (note: no R/C installation shown)
BY P. MAYS
AN old issue of Model Maker featuring the Riva Ariston on the cover, triggered off the design of this model, which is 28 in length. The original used a Taycol Meteor (mounted on its side) but if two single seats were fitted forward it would be quite simple to mount an ic engine of, say, 1½ cc, between them.
Construction starts in the conventional way by tracing and cutting the keel from 1/8 in ply, allowing for the prop tube. Cut the 6 bulkheads and slot them as shown, and add 1/8 in ply doublers to the keel fore and aft of B3, for the prop and rudder tubes. Assemble the bulkheads to the keel and add chines and inwales; when dry glass-paper all edges to provide a fair seating for the 1/16 in ply skins, especially the V of the keel in the region of the doublers. The skins on the original were attached with Britfix cement, with a few tiny brass pins where necessary.