hydro aero 787 /24
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A sculpture to show the only fish that truly flies. It’s ability to leave the water and fly using its aero, low-drag and high lift body shape helps it to survive in the harsh environments of the worlds oceans.
Selected parts and materials used in this sculpture are parts from modern F1 Grand Prix cars as listed below.
Sculpture limited to 24 pieces and 2 artist proofs.
Body: Carbon fibre, 3 ply / layers 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm material giving a total thickness of 2.4mm. UV protective clear coating with blue tint above the lateral line
Pectoral and Pelvic fins: Wind tunnel front flaps from the development of the 2018 F1 Grand Prix car.
Dorsal, Caudal and Vent fins: 0.5mm photo etched stainless steel, CAD designed with blue matt coated finish.
Nostrils: -2mm titanium hydraulic fittings.
Mouth: Folded 1mm HE15 Aluminium.
Eyes: Titanium machined top hat with vinyl insert, clear coated.
Gill detail: Engineered from flying fish markings and cut from 0.2mm silver fablon.
Mounting: Gearbox oil transfer pipe, titanium 3d printed with weld on lines from the Red Bull F1 racing team part number RB-11-GB-00389-01 on section of FIA legality perma-glass underfloor plank from the Sahara Force India F1 Team part no. 13 J23 02101A used at the 2015 Chinese GP, Sergio Pérez.
Mounting methods: Desk mounted.
Dimensions: L 700mm 500mm 400mm on base.
Weight: 720 grams.