Enlarge two microns? lolStigmacher wrote:My thoughts were...
They were using a metal with a high coefficient of thermal expansion. This would allow the size of the diffuser and holes in it to enlarge when heated by the exhaust gases during the race but return to regulation size when cooled. This would allow them to be in compliance, pass scrutineering, and gain an aero edge. Not a rules violation just smart engineering.
This is all speculation however.
Um, it is still a rules violation. Compare it to speeding on the public road. Just because the police don't catch you doesn't mean your not breaking the law.Stigmacher wrote:This would allow them to be in compliance, pass scrutineering, and gain an aero edge. Not a rules violation just smart engineering.
i should imagine it was precautionary, any warping of the titanium could contravene the rules, and the couldn't risk any kind of damage to the diffuser as they only had 1 per car747heavy wrote:why would you need to coat titanium?
its light and fiarly heat resistant but when it cools it does not cool uniformly and deforms.747heavy wrote:why would you need to coat titanium?
There won't have been any press tools (moulds), it will have been hand beaten from sheet using English wheel, etc., very similar to the manner in which Aston Martin use to make body panels, in several pieces and then welded together to form one floor.BreezyRacer wrote:How is it faster to produce it from titanium? You still have to create moulds, etc. Layup and baking should be a non factor, really in the time to fabricate. Maybe McLaren are having problems laminating CF for high heat? Now that i think about it they have had some issues in the past with parts that couldn't take heat well, like when they first tried DD diffusers.
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