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Old 15th January 2008, 08:18 AM   #1
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Carbon GT mono

Now we started with the build of a carbon mono of a gt.It s a great challenge !I hope we could do it to the end!
We start with the forms of the bottom and the tank Radius.
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Old 15th January 2008, 08:40 AM   #2
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Re: Carbon GT mono

I like this thread already! Where do I send my deposit cheque for the second tub out of the molds?

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Old 15th January 2008, 09:31 AM   #3
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Re: Carbon GT mono

we are happy when we can get one out of the molds!!there are a lot of things to do and to know.When it s unusable for a gt40 then we use it for a plane
but i will call you back.
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Old 15th January 2008, 02:14 PM   #4
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Re: Carbon GT mono

Urs,

This is going to be one helluva interesting build!

Be sure to keep us posted with pics, and detail the problems you have to overcome, and the factors you have to take into account as the build progresses.

Good luck with this project, I'm sure many of us will be following it avidly.

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Old 22nd January 2008, 08:54 AM   #5
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Re: Carbon GT mono

we laminated an vacumed the Bottom of the car .Today i removed plastics and so
and there was a nice picture to see.
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Old 25th January 2008, 07:50 AM   #6
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Re: Carbon GT mono

Very nice. Looking forward to many more pictures!
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Old 27th January 2008, 09:02 PM   #7
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Re: Carbon GT mono

A good start... looks like your using carbon/kevlar weave, how many layers? and are you using epoxy resin? do you have a sketch of all the components? and how will they be attached to each other? If I had the time/money and knowledge then I would love to do what your doing hence the questions as my limit on using CF is for wing spars in RC models. And remember if all else fails.... anything with a big enough engine will fly ;-)

Good luck with the build.

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Old 29th January 2008, 07:50 AM   #8
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Re: Carbon GT mono

Now i turned the bottom.
We have until now on the under side from sandvich away 4 diagonal uni layers 2 uni on length and two uni from site to side,one Kevlar layer and only on the tanks carbon kevlar with possibility to let it be visible.
on the inner side of the sandvich we have only 2 layers now.
now i build up with plywood.
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Old 29th January 2008, 08:24 AM   #9
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Re: Carbon GT mono

Urs,
What type of core material are you using?
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Old 31st January 2008, 03:56 AM   #10
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we use PVC herex 10mm as Core
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Old 31st January 2008, 02:15 PM   #11
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Re: Carbon GT mono

Urs

Are you going to use your spaceframe?

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Old 31st January 2008, 02:51 PM   #12
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Re: Carbon GT mono

a car sampler who buys two planes from us he also has 3 Zondas he wants a carbon mono now we first have to build something that brings money
What do you think about a carbon mono?
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Old 14th February 2008, 03:20 AM   #13
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Re: Carbon GT mono

Now some new pictures
we ordered a roush 427 IR and we are on the waiting list for a ZFQ
And im in helpful contacts for suspension parts.im searching also engine measurings to get forward with the engine cutout in the rear.
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Old 14th February 2008, 08:23 AM   #14
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Re: Carbon GT mono

Suspension attachment points will be really interesting with this project!

Keep up the good work!
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Old 14th February 2008, 08:46 AM   #15
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Re: Carbon GT mono

yes it will be a great challenge.But it will be a nice challenge
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Old 14th February 2008, 09:57 AM   #16
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Re: Carbon GT mono

Urs,

Have you been here, or taken any online courses?

http://www.abaris.com/Index.asp

What is your plan for fuel storage?

Best regards,

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Old 14th February 2008, 09:58 AM   #17
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Re: Carbon GT mono

It should be great with your new RCR uprights and big brake package....
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Old 14th February 2008, 10:22 AM   #18
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Re: Carbon GT mono

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Urs,

Have you been here, or taken any online courses?

http://www.abaris.com/Index.asp

What is your plan for fuel storage?

Best regards,

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I took a course at my fathers company

first we thought about fuel directly in the chassis frame like in our planes but we would now put in some rubber tanks we know one whos building tanks.
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Old 14th February 2008, 10:23 AM   #19
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It should be great with your new RCR uprights and big brake package....
i cant wait until they are here!!
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Old 11th March 2008, 04:45 AM   #20
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Re: Carbon GT mono

Now i had a short brake in bulding the mono.
We get a little daughter 3 weeks ago ! now i had a short baby brake

Yesterday we get the engine from Roush
It s a 427 IR and it s a real masterpiece.And it s amazing what you get for the price.
Today i place the bulkhead in the chassis and i laminate the inner side of watercooler pipe tunnel.Now we have to build the hinge points for the engine and the hinge points for the suspension tubes at the bulkhead.
The parts from Fran are also on the way Thank you!!
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