Saturday, December 12, 2009

Carbon Hydration system

Following up on the value of wind tunnel testing ... this little puppy helped refine my CdA down a tad more.







Carbon Hydration system by fishboy, with help from Raoul Luescher (my mold, his carbon work). That's an Oz 50 cent piece if you can't tell.

Xlab sticker to put people on the wrong trail

How it gets mounted... sorry ;-).

I will say this ... with a little patience, and some applied thought, you can produce stuff way better than a lot of the commercial crap floating around (and I do mean crap from an aero point of view). Bit more exxy... (like twice the price) but it works about 500% better, and a lot more satisfying.

The blue mold is shaping foam that can be bought commercially - about $50 for a 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.05 m slab.
Cardboard profiles sketched, then knife away the large chunks and 2 hrs of hand sanding to reach final shape.

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