McLaren MCL32 Honda

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Craigy wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:58 pm
In F1 some bits are created using SLS (metal additive "printing") - but you'd not use that for front wing elements.
SLS and most other PBF technologies aren't limited to just metals.
Wasn't part of FI's steering wheel PBF printed plastic?
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Sintered nylon with carbon fibres embedded I think.

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That is one sexy shot! =D>
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The complexity of front wings, bargeboards and winglets is getting again out of hand... :shock:

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Nice side angle (Brazil GP)

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Lots of optimization in that area since October.
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Alonso just might cut a toe off getting into that thing!

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Another nice shot of the Bargeboard Area:
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cronostv.pro:

https://youtu.be/7YCTRQlWYcs



Nice video

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Beautiful.

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Nonserviam85 wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:07 pm
The complexity of front wings, bargeboards and winglets is getting again out of hand... :shock:
Wait until we see the wings/winglets on the Halo next year! :wtf:

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Looks like they ended up doing what I thought they would with that vertical strake at the edge of the bargeboards.
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The honda engine was a blessing in disguise. It forced the team to focus very hard on the chassis for performance.
The barge board area is insane. They should hide some of it for 2018. The chassis may just be as strong, if not stronger than the redbull in the twisty corners.
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Amus:
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Interesting aero testing