manufacturing RB7’s rear wing

After my thermodynamic exam’s written, my RB7’s going on. What’ve changed since beginning of January? I’ve now finished the rear wing. At the moment he is at the paintshop. I’ve very big problems there because of the lacquer corrodes the glue. The glueing line between the flaps and the endplate is very thin, so the lacquer destroyed the glued connection. Two times the flaps fell off the plates. Now I hope I get it work. The wing itself is a bit of a disarragement. With endplates and wing configuration of Monza, it has a early season DRS flap. The reason is, that I want to make the Monza configuration anyway because of the missing slots which avoids the vortices. But I’ve already manufactured the DRS flap and did not want to destroy it. The head protection is also finished.

At the mo, I’m working on the side pod covers. I recognised that RB’s using a few variations of covers there. In pre season testing and in a few races, they used four-part covers with airbox,- left-and right side pod- and air emergence opening cover. At Monza airbox- and side pod covers were one part. I’ll make the four part cover.

You can see the improper DRS flap at the Monza wing. What's the difference? At Monza they hadn't a gurney and the trailing edge was straight.

Again the wing in rear view.

The finished head protection.

The final template for the right hand side pod cover. I need four attempts for getting the perfect shape.

The cutting edges will be covered by the RB lettering later.


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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.

2 responses to “manufacturing RB7’s rear wing”

  1. António Rebelo says :

    Awesomely brutal! :DD
    Gute gemarkrt 🙂


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