carbon fibre coating of the R18s monocoque

Last week I finished the inner structure and carbon fibre coating of the monocoque. It’s a bit tricky to get the parts in that way to look like one single part after glueing them together. For sure I tried to glue the carbon fibre sheets in the right direction. But especially of the footwell area there exist no(!) photos. I took help from the R15 there.

At the mo, I’m mulling over the pedal arragement. I try to take help from Audis DTM A4 and the R15. But the picture material is also very rare there. The next days I’ll insert the whole cockpit equipment. The technical regs tell you:

Article 14.1.6 – Equipment in the cockpit

a/ […] Safety equipment and structures, tool kit, seat(s), driving controls, electronic equipment, driver cooling system, ballast, pneumatic jacks, battery(ies), ventilation ducts ;

Nothing changed at the outside. Through the front window, you can see the front roll over structure.

The three single parts.

The upper part with the two roll over structures. The two holes in the rear bulkhead are there for cooling the engine bay. That means, they use the "used" air from the cockpit to cool some devices in the engine area.

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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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