Bonding together upper and lower Monocoque Halfs
Over the last few weeks I had a very little time where I was able to bond together the two monocoque halfs. There were a few little problems where the single dampers and the pedal assembly collided during the bonding process. The single dampers are now not in there correct position (they are tillted a bit inwards) but you can hardly see it. I also added a part of the outer layer of the monocoque.
The two monocoque halfs finished for the bonding process. You can also see the frame for the cockpit padding.
The finished cockpit padding. Ref. 2013 FORMULA 1 TECHNICAL REGULATIONS-Drawing 3
Cockpit padding inside the upper half. Not very much space left for the driver. 🙂
And finally the two halfs bonded together. The stiffnes of the monocoque is amazing. Its a very lot stiffer as for example the RB7.
A bit of “delamination” during the bonding process at the inside of the cockpit area.
The outer shell of the monocoque with all it’s cutouts for suspension members, hatches and so on.
Chassis with outer shell.