manufacturing RB7s frontwing

Yesterday, I began to build the frontwing. It has already reached it’s full width of 180mm and lenght of 55mm – according to the FIA technical regulations – by the way, that’s my nearly most used source. At first an overall view. As you can see, the whole part is covered with carbon-fibre textures.

At the middle section, you can see two metal wires coming out of the wing. That's a new "invention" of me to reinforce the critical connection between nocecone and wing.

The unpainted underside. One air vane each side, a little bit more near to the middle section, is missing

The side plates are a little work of art. In real, and also in point of view of my papercraft work.

The top flap flows out of the sideplates. The side plate is a little bit thinner above the flaps, but more than 1mm (concerning the reglulations). To built that without a visible cutting edge was very tricky.

That view is bluffing. The uper flaps are only 23mm width, the side plate is even only 19mm high - surely also according to the regulations.

I'm not very satisfied with that beginning of the third flap. Maybe I'll rebuild it.

A few impressions of the car with fitted nosecone and front wing.

The distance between the front wing and the reference plate (the floor) have to be 75mm!

Nice thing. 🙂


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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.

One response to “manufacturing RB7s frontwing”

  1. António says :

    Hi there Paul,
    Excellent work, keep it up and going!
    This document here,$FILE/2011%20APPENDIX%2008-03-2011.pdf has got alot more detail on dimensions for the front and rear wings.


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