further progress on the cooling system of the Audi R18TDI
Another few words on my work on the cooling system of the Audi:
Since fortunately a guy on f1technical.net called my attention on an underbody regulation, I strived towards to eliminate an almost fail of me. The point is: The underbody’s outer 500mm area is regulated to an angle of 7 degree (messured to horizontal) upwards (see pic). Because I did not consider that at the manufacturing of the water radiators, I had to cut them down a bit. The cutting was done by a saw. With a scalpel or a scissor I had no chance. That are the problems of my high rigid method of construction. Well, it’s actually not really a disadvantage. If the radiators aren’t that rigid, maybe I would not be able to cut them down without any damage. To cut a long story short, everything went brilliant and the radiators are now fitted to the chassis and supports now the angled underbody shape. Additionally, I finished the water cooling circuit. The first lines of the charge air circuit are also done.