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Old 14-04-21, 11:25 AM
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Cool Speed Hybrid - Formula 1 Wing



Hello! And welcome to my latest project.
After the success of the Jack Daniel's build i done last year, this year i wanted to do something much closed to home.
Myself and my partner are both huge F1 fans, having visited several races and tracks, it's time i brought my love/passion to my other love/passion.


What is the idea?
Basically, re-design and create a formula 1 front wing, with a PC inside!
I've sunk a good fortune into this build so far and the vast majority will be done by hand.
I do have a laser cutter, however that's a 1 shot deal and i'm not confident enough to risk the acrylic sheets.

Is it team related?
Yes! In fact it's a nod to Niki Lauda and the Mercedes team. Even though they're not my fav team, Niki was one of my racing heroes. (I'm a mclaren and aston martin lover)

Here's the design plan (ish) i'm not very good at these 3D models.


AMD has not confirmed sponsorship.
CPU and board may be subject to change.

Specs?
Yeah.... about that...
Let's just leave this blank for now, i'm in no rush and there's a global GPU Shortage.
Special thanks to
ASUS UK
XPG Global
Cablemod


I guess it's time to show at least some work!
Plastics and paints/Vinyls and other bits and bobs have arrived and work has begun! (Slowly)

Here's the plastics and the size of thing is 1.2m wide!!


(Excuse the mess, currently also designing the desk/entertainment unit too)

Bits and bobs!


Let's start with the basics! Need to bend the wing parts, nothing looks good flat.
Nothing my heat gun can't sort out.



Once that was bent into shape, i sanded it down and proceeded to sand down multiple other parts.






Once i had sanded down most of the parts i needed right now, i cut (using a dremel) out the end plates and started by super gluing these 2 parts together.
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After this was super glued, i then welded the 2 parts together using a UV reactive bonding agent.




This stuff is incredibly strong and doesn't snap off easy.

After these were set, i was ready to start adding fins to the end plates (for downforce duhh lol)





And this is as far as i've gotten.
I've got A LOT of work ahead of me and i will be taking my time, so please don't expect massive updates every day.
It's a slow process.

I appreciate your views, comments and insights.
Craig

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Old 14-04-21, 12:25 PM
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Really cool concept, the fins look great already, looking forward to seeing this one play out
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Old 14-04-21, 02:37 PM
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I'm loving the concept for this. I look forward to seeing more.
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Old 14-04-21, 04:26 PM
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Always good to see a scratch build x
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Would look good mounted to the wall like a trophy above the monitor.
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Old 24-04-21, 09:04 AM
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It's been a loooooong week.
But, this weekend i decided to do some more work.

Saturday i started on the wing end plates by routing out 3mm deep slots in the end plate (These are messy and i'm wanting messy, as it helps the glue adhere to both ends)




After this, i routed a line on the edges of the nose parts. again, for helping the glue hold together better.



Not worried about looks right now, all this can be cleaned up pre-paint.

I then cut the top of the nose section



Once cut, i marked where i want the vents (These will also be the placement for the radiator) and the curve on the nose.




After this was done, i added the vents (temp) to see how it'll all look.



So far so good, starting to come together.
Next steps:
*Cut curve on nose
*Cut out sides for wing plates to fit into.
*Fit the motherboard tray
*Fit the 240mm radiator mount
*Rub down
*Undercoat
*Gloss coat

Hoping to have most of this done by next week.

Thanks for looking
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Old 24-04-21, 02:59 PM
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unsubbed for favouring mercedes over all the others ...

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unsubbed for favouring mercedes over all the others ...

It's a nod to niki lauda.
Mercades was the last team he was involved with before giving his mercades shares to the people. 😔
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Love the idea. Very different !
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Paint update!
Decided to spend the weekend spraying everything with undercoat, sanding it all down, spraying again and sanding down (getting rid of any clear irregularities)
After a full day of doing that, i went in with the gloss.



I also decided to start test assembly. And so far so good, much bigger than i originally thought, but it's nice.




Over the next few days, i will be attaching the 240mm rad mount and motherboard tray inside.

I'm not happy with the grey, in fact so much so, i'm going to be redoing them in a more silvery color.
There's a few other small parts that i need to sand/spray again.
Will update as i go.
thanks for looking.
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