progress in the R18’s cockpit area

There’s much progress in the cockpit area. Since the last post I added two additional electrical devices (both of them I’m not sure about their function – one of them should be the radio), the cleaning agent reservoir with line to the (still missing) windscreen, the cover behind the windscreen, seat with it’s belts, the headrest (not mounted yet), door stop and a few stickers (trackmap, ACO accreditation, organiser).

Yeah, the cockpit area comes to an end quite soon. What’s missing? Headrest padding, steering wheel and cameras. After that I’ll cover the monocoque outside before starting with the V6 engine.

Now you can clearly see where the winscreen will be attached to the raw chassis.

The R18’s seat compared to the RB7 one. A bit bigger, but the width is the same.

The headrest (which should protect the diver in an event of a side crash). The red bottle is for drinking I guess.

Seat is in the monocoque now, at the left hand side (right hand on the picture) you can see a few new parts.

The angular bowl at the side wall is the cleaning agent reservoir with it’s pump and line to the wind screen.


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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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