mounting rear suspension

Today I mounted the rear suspension of my RB7. Admittely the pull rods are missing. The suspension itself got very well. Only the gap between underbody and brake duct is very tight.

The rear uprights with their brake ducts.

I could have built the uprights with full detail, but later they will disapear under the brake ventilation cover.

The most important thing for the uprights is their strength. If they flex under load, they will destroy the suspension geometry.

It's very narrow there. If I've forgotten to mount something there I'll have a problem.

There are seven flaps on the brake duct. Three of them with a gurney. That musst produce an insane amount of downforce.

A view from the front.

The links at the gearbox housing are also missing. The ones of the upper wishbones will be covered with another flap at the brake ducts.


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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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