J Manta /10
J Manta /10
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Juvenile manta is a third of the size of the largest Carbon Art sculpture,‘aero manta’, the sculpture that brought together all my engineering skills and sculpting ambition to date.
The manta ray is one of the oceans most recognisable creatures and as anyone who has dived with these fish can appreciate their grace and beauty. Manta rays are found in the world’s tepid oceans and are true ‘aero’ fish.
Selected parts and materials used in this sculpture are from modern Grand Prix cars as listed below.
Sculpture limited to ten pieces plus two artists proofs.
Body: Carbon fibre 4 plies / layers of 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm, gives a thickness of 2.4 mm. Coated with UV resistant clear coat and painted detail.
Fin: One piece of shaped 2 mm HE15 coated aluminium.
Eyes: Modified aluminium HE30 machined plugs, coated gloss black.
Gills: ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic 3D printed on HP design jet, FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling).
Underside duct: Pitot tube shroud with titanium fitting from Jenson Button’s 2006 Honda Racing F1 Team GP car.
Tail: Wing adjuster flange from the Sahara Force India F1 Team part no. 12J06-0330, with second stage double clutch system actuator rod from Honda Racing F1 Team part no. VHM 000 960 L40, 2006 GP season. Third stage, titanium ‘cake tin’ top hat fixing. Fourth stage, front wing flap adjuster from the Sahara Force India F1 Team part no. 11J90-0154.
Exhausts: Hydraulic cooler 90° aluminium tubing cut down and mounted on internal fabricated backing plates, Honda Racing F1 Team, hydraulic cooler part no. 1080 E04 0084.
Vent fins: A pair of rear wing ‘fish plates’ P4 & P5 from the Sahara Force India F1 Team.
Vent: 90° PRV aluminium water pressure link used on the Sahara Force India F1 Team part no. 10J18-0042 issue 1.
Wing tip detail: 0.5 mm Aluminium shaped, ‘aero’ twisted.
Fins and tail: CAD designed and five axis machined on a Haas 4SS from 30 series aluminium.
Caudal keels: 3D printed CAD designed coated ABS.
Mounting base: Suspended with 2 off 1 mm stainless steel braided cables and angled with fishing line (filament).
Mounting methods: Suspended, floor or wall mounted
Dimensions: L 900 mm W 1000 mm H 910 mm unmounted.
Weight: 6 kg.