Following a few requests, I give you here a short introduction to the tools I use to build a car. Bit different than the tools a real F1 team uses, but as you can see it’s adequate to build a small one.
That are basically all my tools. But sometimes I also use a few more color pens.
The basics: These are the tools for the initial desing. Even if I do most of the calculations by hand, it is sometimes helpfull to have a pocket calculator to process calculations with huge decimals. I would guess the pencil is by far the most used tool.
The cutting devices: Two different scissors, one for paper (blue) and one for anything else (white). Actually the white one cuts much better, but I am used to work with the blue one, because it’s better in the hand. Two different scalpels, a hole punch and bit of insulating tape.
The bonding stuff: UHU hart, two different types of sand paper and my hand made tool to sand holes.
Knowledge library: A few reference books. Often when I want to know something I take one of these books and have a read. I actually have quite a huge library home in Austria, but I took just the most essential books with me over to England.
The carbon stuff: Just a few different types of carbon textures.
Here we are, the most important tool: My hand
My hand in use. 🙂