rear wing manufacturing
Here’s another small update on the rear wing manufacturing of the Audi R18. There’s not really much to say about. The regulations dictates a maximum height of the wing of 965mm above the reference plane. The wing itself must be “framed in a volume measuring 250mm horizontally x 150mm vertically x 1600mm transversally” (citation of the ACO TECHNICAL REGULATIONS 2011 PROTOTYPE “LM”P1 – “LM”P2; Page 14). And of course the Audi Sport Team fully exploit these regulations. Additionally a 20mm gurney is mandatory. There are also static load tests for wing, gurney and central wing- support which I won’t explicate.
The endplates must fit into a rectangle of 765mm x 300mm with a minimum area of 1000mm² and a minimum thickness of constantly 10mm and 5mm radiuses at the edges. The maximum height of the EP is same as max. height of the car which is 1030mm above the reference plane.
My rear wing height is not within the regulations. The endplates top edge is about 104mm above the reference plane. I designed the central wing support in a way, that he presses down the wing a bit to get the wing within the regulations.