progress at the R18 tube structure

The main shape of the monocoque is finished. That means, the whole supporting structure is there. I recognise more and more the complexity of that car. But a reason for my meaning of it’s complexity is for sure also, that I’ve almost nothing to do with modern LMP cars till today.

The supporting structure for sure also comprised the two roll over structures at the front and the rear.

The two holes at the rear belong to the air conditon system. The small cuttings at the side ot the front roll over structure are there for assimilating the links for the doors.

At the moment, there's nothing glued together. At first I've to cover the whole inside with carbon fibre textures. Also the whole cockpit internals I've to fit before glueing the parts together.


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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 “progress at the R18 tube structure”

  1. Anonymous says :

    How sad.. i take it you are single?


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