manufacturing brake calipers and heat shields

At sunday I began with manufacturing of the engine cover. It’s very complex shapes were not the big problem, more the fitting  to the car. After many hours of thinking and trying, a colleague suggests me, to try this one. Take very small nails, integrate them into the cover an fit as complement part tiny sleeves at the monocoque. The fricton between the nails and the sleeves should hold the cover in position. It sounds very good, and will be a very good likness of the bayonet cap of the big brother of my RB7. But I think I’ll try this one at my next model.  Anyway, the cover conforms very well to the monocoque.

Today I’ve worked on the brake calipers. The brake lines and a few small parts are missing yet. Also a few parts of the air ventilation and bleed are missing. The heat shields at the engine are finished. For sure they are removable.

The engine cover. A few labels are missing.

I got the engine cover very well shaped.

The big problem in fitting the engine cover is the tiny lax.

The fitted heat shield. For sure it's removable. It would be a pitty if it's not.

The brake calipers.

At the end, a view into the workshop.

And another view into my workshop.

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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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