Starting the cooling system of the Audi R18 TDI

The last few days, for the first time since october I found a bit time for building on my paperboard Audi. I worked a bit on the cooling system which consists out of two water and Diesel radiators and two Intercoolers, one on each side of the monocoque. As explained in a former post, the oil is cooled down by the Diesel. The manufacturing of radiators is a bit boring but the work pays off – it looks great.

Here the three differen radiators. The biggest ones on top are the water radiators, the lower one the Diesel radiators and the smatt one are the intercoolers.

Here the three different radiators. The biggest ones on top are the water radiators, the lower one the Diesel radiators and the small one are the intercoolers.

A closer view of the intercoolers.

A closer view of the intercoolers.

The housing of this radiators are welded. That's not that easy to rebuild from paper.

The housings of this radiators are welded. That’s not that easy to rebuild from paper.

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Another close-up of the left hand intercooler.

That's the way, the radiatros are placed in the chassis.

That’s the way, the radiators are placed in the chassis.

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There’s quite much work in front of me to design the cooling channels.

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The side pods will look quite like F1 side pods.

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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.

One response to “Starting the cooling system of the Audi R18 TDI”

  1. Hemanth Kumar says :

    good to see your posts after a long time

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