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Offline dkabab

Aluminium E Type monocoques have a 100 kg + weight saving over factory steel. CF versions would be lighter/stiffer again.

100kg saving is worth while. But cf monocoques only weigh 60-80kg. They have to weigh something.
If this process saves time and money then great, but I don't see it saving significant weight.



Offline Tiger


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Very cool. :thumbsup:

Thanks Mark, you would have seen some nice carbon over the last week,  did you get to check out the 1to1?
Roll on summer



Offline PA

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You get to a point where it's not so much about the weight but the stiffness of the chassis and the inherit occupancy safety.



Offline Tiger


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100kg saving is worth while. But cf monocoques only weigh 60-80kg. They have to weigh something.
If this process saves time and money then great, but I don't see it saving significant weight.

No cost saving that's for sure
Roll on summer



Offline Tiger


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You get to a point where it's not so much about the weight but the stiffness of the chassis and the inherit occupancy safety.

You got to love a sandwich crumple zone with phenolic honeycomb.
Roll on summer



Offline amgsl55

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For the Autoclve I only use epoxy pre-pregs, I mostly cure around 100/110 deg C @ 90psi + -14.7 psi in vac over 6/7 hrs ramp up/down.

Here are Some of RaceComps leg attachments used widely in the medical industry, the legs are load tested to 300kg and are hollow. One thing about Carbon you may not know is that it's radiolucent.

Permeable to all forms of radiation, such as X-rays. Radiolucent objects do not block radiation but let it pass giving a clear image perfect for CT scans.

I'm so tempted to play with CF.  Can raw fibre be used with methyl methacrylate....I have a heap of the stuff



Offline mhh

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Thanks Mark, you would have seen some nice carbon over the last week,  did you get to check out the 1to1?

Yes



Offline PA

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You got to love a sandwich crumple zone with phenolic honeycomb.
More of a Chocolate Honeycomb man myself. :)



Offline Tiger


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Offline Tiger


  • Joined: Jul 2014

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More of a Chocolate Honeycomb man myself. :)

Doesn't crash good though 😉
Roll on summer



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