engine progress and start of the gearbox manufacturing

Due to a few bout of tempers by trying to finish the exhaust system, I changed to manufacturing of the gearbox. The first drawings for the gearbox housing I did a few week ago. Now I’ve built the base structure of the casing.

The connection pipes between the exhaust manifolds and the exhaust turbine were quite nerve racking. I let a few cries of rage.

The exhaust manifolds with their heat shields were also quite difficult to build.

Top view of the engine.

The base frame of the gearbox casing. A LMP1 gearbox with casing have to resist much more forces than a F1 gearbox. Apart from the 900kgs of an LMP1 (compared to the 640kgs of an F1 car), the casing must pick up a much higher torque ( about 1200Nm LMP1 against about 320Nm F1).

Current state of the car with the engine and gearbox housing.

It’s slowly getting something like a racecar!

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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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