manufacturing the carbon fibre gearbox casing

The summer is coming to an end and with it, also the building progress will decrease slowly.

Yesterday, I covered the gearbox casing base frame with carbon fibre textures. Of course, I looked exactly after the orientation of the carbon fiber textures.I also started with the common rail fuel system, which is completely unknown territory for me. I’ve only built petrol engines by now. But that’s also a nice thing on that hobbie, that I’m continually learning new things.

It looks more like a part of a stealth fighter aircraft than a race car gearbox. 🙂
Between the two extensions at the rear, the differential is located.

These two small items left and right of the engine are the high pressure pumps for the common rail system.

Gearbox, engine and monocoque – that’s the stressed part of the car.

The car grows in lenght.

A bit belated, the promised drawings of the engine block with cylinder heads and the gearbox casing. As usual, I don’t comply with any Standard, because only I must can read this drawings. But I’m sure the most of you can also.

The engine block consisting out of ladder frame, cylinder block and cylinder heads.

The gearbox with outer dimensions of the car. Diffuser at the underside, engine cover at the top.


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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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