m manta /92
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M is for maquette as this manta was the first off, hand carving produced. This went on to make the J manta and the 3 metre Aero manta.
The manta ray is one of the oceans most recognisable creatures and as anyone who has dived with these fish can testify to their grace and beauty. Manta rays are found in the world’s tepid oceans and are true ‘aero’ fish.
Engineering methods, materials and selected parts from modern F1 Grand Prix cars are used in the production of this sculpture.
Sculpture limited to ninety two pieces.
Body: Carbon fibre 2 plies / layers of 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm, gives a thickness of 1.8 mm. Coated with UV resistant clear coat and painted detail.
Fins: 0.5mm stainless steel photo etched tail and vent fins.
Eyes: 2 layers of 0.8mm OD vinyl.
Gills: 2 shaped heavy duty vinyl cuts per gill.
Tail: Modified cake tin mounting studs with machined Titanium top hat washers and hydraulic nose fitting.
Exhausts: 3d printed 20° fitting, PRV water overflow outlet.
Mounting base and rod: Mounted on a satin black coated wooden base and gear from a modern Formula One GP car with acetal infill and stainless steel rod.*
Mounting methods: Desk mounted.
Dimensions: L300 mm W350 mm H100 mm height on stand 560mm.
Wing tips: Available on request.
*Bases may vary slightly due to parts availability.