manufacturing of the nosecone

After a few problems with the exhaust system (an answer to the promlems is in sight), I began to manufacture the nosecone. As I said, the nosecone will be comletely demontable like as the big antetype of my RB7. I realized that with in the cardboard-nosecone-shape laminated steelbolts (also like the big sister of my RB7), with analogue holes in the front monocoque bulkhead. Because the model has very big wall thickness (2,5mm at the monocoque and 4,2mm at the nosecone), there is no problem with the stability of that system.

You could see, the shape is finished, only the blue and yellow coverage is missing.

These four steel bolts establish the connection between the monocoque and the nosecone.

As you can see, the connection works.


By the way, I manufactured the air leading elements beside the side pods. Tomorrow, they’ll be lacquered and fixed to the car.

The small vanes with the "Rauch" writing on it, I'll fix when the car is almost finished, because I always hold the car there and then I'll damage them.



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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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