manufacturing of Sebastian Vettels seat

A very successful modelling year, with a publication of my work in F1 Racing magazine takes its end. I want to say thank you to all my followers on paulsf1 and wish you a happy new year! Stay following!

The last update in 2011.

The brake discs are fitted, only the mounting bell is missing.

Also the barge boards are fitted to the monocoque.

The raw scaffolding of the steering wheel. It's width is only 28mm.

The shoulder straps. Per FIA definition they have to be 3 inches (76,2mm) width.

The seat is finished, but I'm waiting for the blue textile straps for finishing the FIA straps for removing the seat.

I have omited the padding, because I didn't find a adequate material (okay, I did not look for one). But the carbon fibre texture got that well at this non developable shape, that it don't disturb me.

The inserted seat.

At first, I wanted to make the seat removable, but it would be nearly impossible to get the belts through the holes in the seat. So i tend to mount the seat irremovable.

And again the seat.

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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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