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Flyer 34" Description
Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
Take to the water in luxury and style with this exquisitely crafted scale-replica model powerboat of the Flyer Speedboat. Known in yachting and speedboat circles as the Ferrari of the boat world, Riva’s reputation for speed, beauty and craftsmanship is perfectly mirrored by this museum-quality Flyer powerboat model.
38" Long x 11" Wide x 10" High (1:9 Scale)
- Individual wooden planks for hull plank-on-frame construction
- Heartwood Honduran mahogany used for hull construction for real powerboats
- Sturdy wooden base included with model
- Limited production run only 25 of this speedboat model
- The Flyer model has a dashboard that has realistic gauges/switches, as opposed to stickers
- Sophisticated detailed fittings, trimmings, propellers, steering wheel, horns, etc. Made from stainless steel and brass. No plastic parts
Designed by Bruce N. Crandall and launched in 1936. Flyer is the largest of the Crandall hydroplanes, Class C 135 Cu.
Absolute maximum speed, is the cry of many race drivers. For a race, they want a boat that will go fast--sufficiently fast to win; and if it will, other features of it do not matter. The 135-Class Flyer is designed to give maximum speed, but maximum speed under normal competitive conditions. Factors of design giving straight-away speed, turning ability, and ability to ride rough water have been so proportioned that in an actual race a high peak of speed is reached. As can be seen from the profile drawing, a perfect stream-ling has been achieved. The 135-Class Flyer has been designed on the principle of carrying most of the weight on the foreplane, so that a wide afterplane is not necessary. While length and beam are somewhat over the minimum prescribed, because of its shape it is, really, a small boat. Construction is much more simple than it might appear offhand. The pointed stern is built similar to an upside down bow. The transom is used the same as ever, and serves as an additional bulkhead. No rabbeting, except in the stem, is required. The type of construction called for is about as light as is practical considering the strength necessary and it is not advisable to build the boat lighter.