starting front suspension

Last week, I finished the nosecone with a clear lacquer, today, I fitted the last two screws for wing adjustment. I also started with manufacturing of the front suspension. The rear suspension is under construction. I looked very carefully at the castor-, the slip- and camber angle. The castor angel arised out of the position of the low- and top wishbone, the slip angle, I’ll set when I fit the upright – I actually don’t know the value. The camber angle will be around 2,5 degrees at my car. I don’t know, if that’s Monza specification, but if you believe or not, I’haven’t got the team datas (I think, the highest allowed angle is 2,8 degrees, arranged by Pirelli). The camber angle is eye catching at the RB7. No other team ride with that much camber – that’s also the reason, why I took a relatively high angle there.

The mounted nosecone together with it's wing. If you look at my former post, you'll see the extrem difference between parts with and without a finish of clear lacquer.

The car sits now in it's garage, waiting for more front suspension parts.


The front end is going to be finished next week.

Also the brake fluid reservoirs and the MES Cui-3 Interface unit are mounted.


Here are the next parts of the front suspension: the uprights (not finished yet), the top wishbones (the lower ones are already fixed to the car), the push rods (also not finished yet)

The construction drawing of the front suspension layout.

The construction drawing of the rear suspension layout. It's not finished yet.

Meantime, the car takes form of an RB7.


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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 “starting front suspension”

  1. FerMorcillo says :

    My god, that’s just epic!!!

    Keep going! I wanna see the final result :D!


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