Specification of FERRARI HYDROPLANE MODEL BOAT READY FOR RC
|Dimension (inch)||33.5L x 14.0W x 10.0H Inches|
|Brand name||Old Modern Handicrafts|
|Materials||western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany + metal|
The story of FERRARI HYDROPLANE MODEL BOAT READY FOR RC
An enthusiast for motor boat racing, Achilles Castoldi decided to focus on setting top speed records in 1953. He commissioned a 800kg class three-pont hydroplane hull to be built by Cantieri Timossi. The hull was dubbed Arno XI. As for the engine, he turned o the new up and corners of the auto racing scene - Scuderia Ferrari. On the morning of October 15, 1953, Achille Castoldi succeeded in smashing the 800 kg class speed record with an average "flying kilometer" two way speed of 150.49 miles per hour. He followed up the performance on the follow day by setting another record of "24 nautical miles" event with an average speed of 102.34 miles per hour. Arno XI was restored in the early 1990s and was placed for auction at the Coys Festival Silverstone in 1997 that was not sold. However, Arno XI was eventually sold at the 2012 RM Auction in Monaco for $1.1 million dollars.
Product Description of FERRARI HYDROPLANE MODEL BOAT READY FOR RC
On the morning of October 15, 1953, Achille Castoldi succeeded in smashing the 800kg class speed record with an average “flying kilometer” two-way speed of 150.49 mph on this Ferrari hydroplane. Now you can recreate this stunning race by installing RC system for this model.
Master craftsmen handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings and original plan. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
This is an amazing model of the Ferrari Hydroplane handcrafted from cedar and mahogany. The hull is encapsulated in one layer of fiberglass from both inside and outside for extra reinforcement and water proof. Under the painted red hood, there is plenty of space for installing RC system. There are hundreds of tiny construction nails vividly showed on the hull. The dashboard has two tones wood panel installed with realistic look stainless steel gauges. The cockpit has a hand stitched red leather seat, a big stainless steel steering wheel and copper pedals. Two large stainless steel exhausts are coming out from the V12 engine compartment one on each side. Shiny stainless steel ruder, prop shafts and propeller are uninstalled but included. The light wood trim around the boat completes the decoration of this gorgeous model.
This model is secured on a removable large wood base for display when not racing.
Engine compartment specification:
Rectangular area dimension:
Max Length: 15.75 inches
Max Width: 2 inches
Max height: 4.25 inches
Pentagon area dimension:
Max Length: 4.625 inches
Max Width: 2.125 inches
Max height: 1.75 inches
- 100% handcrafted using traditional techniques and modern technology
- Made from high-quality wood such as rosewood, western red cedar, mahogany, teak, etc.
- Hundreds of hours of hand craftsmanship to complete a model at museum-quality, ensuring attention to detail and precision
- No plastic parts is used in order to ensure authenticity and an authentic look
- Each model goes through a demanding in-house quality control before leaving the workshop, ensuring excellence and authenticity
- Protective packaging with wooden crate for safe shipping, close-to-zero damage and storage
- Skillful craftsmen have years of experience and a passion for their work, ensuring quality and accuracy.
- Material: high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany + metal only (no plastic parts)
- Skill: best traditional real ship-making methods applied, hundreds of hours required to finish each model by our master craftsmen
- Uniqueness: each ship is an “Exclusive Edition” where the model has a unique serial number etched into the hull
In this final important step, this ship is packed in a sturdy wood and then in a nice carton box with cushion for maximum protection. We also perform a drop test to make sure the package is safe in shipping.
Every ship has a story. From bow to stern, star board to port side, every vessel carries its own exquisite history. Through our fine hand craftsmanship, we tell that story the way it deserves to be told – with heart and soul. We uses traditional methods of building ship models, while integrating modern innovations. Our master craftsmen in Vietnam construct each ship entirely by hand using the traditional plank-on-bulk head method. They then harness high-tech tools like laser machines to create fine, accurate details. Each ship is scaled down in precise proportions from the original model for authenticity. It is a masterful synthesis of modern and traditional methods that makes the Old Modern quality one of a kind. What we mean by quality you can trust:
● Extensive research through original plans and pictures makes our models true to life.
● 100% hand-built from scratch, plank by plank.
● Hundreds of hours of work go into our museum-quality models.
● Made of quality wood such as western red cedar, mahogany, rosewood, teak, and more
● Chrome, brass, and cast metal fittings and ornaments add richness and verisimilitude
● Each model must pass a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop and making its voyage to you. Old Modern Handicrafts carries all manner of ships from every age of sail, and we are also proud to build custom models for our customers. Drop us a line – it’s our pleasure to help you tell your story. Staying at shore? Explore our nautical offerings for the home. Our novelties include vintage-style globes, magnifiers and telescopes, clocks, furniture, and all manner of nautical décor. The same quality of craftsmanship and care is extended to all our products, on land or at sea.