fitting KERS and other electronic components to the car

Meanwhile the underbody is finished. He is now fitted to the chassis.

The finished underbody

The exhaust outlet in the underbody, which leads the hot exhaust gases into the diffuser.

Yesterday, I begann to fill the right hand sidepod with the electrical components. Now, that sidepod is finished except the exhaust pipes. And also the whole KERS is now fitted, although you only could see the control unit in the sidepod and the batterie with its thick red cables.

The 1 Euro Cent coin in that picture has only a diameter of 16,25mm. Now you maybe have an imagination, how tiny these whole details are.

The right hand side pod from the front. The electronical components are packed in a tremendous small area.

Also the whole engine oil cooling system is fitted now.

The KERS batterie is directly fitted to the gearbox. A very unpropitious place for it. The cell has to resist very high temperatures and vibrations. Fortunately my car is much more calm, so I have no fear regarding to my battery. 🙂


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About paulsf1

My name is Paul Bischof. I’m a student in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Graz in Austria, expected finishing in February 2016. Since I was eight years old, I am building model planes out of paperboard. Since 2004 I scratch (that means building without an assembling set) Formula 1 and sportscars in 1:10th scale. The average time I need for such a car is around 400 to 700 hours within 4 to 8 months. One car has around 3500 up to 5000 single components. On this blog, you can take a look on my work and later, after my studies, hopefully you can see me in Formula 1.

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