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Speed Hybrid - Formula 1 Wing

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MT Mods, 14 Apr 2021.

  1. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

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

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

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

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    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.

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    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)

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    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
     
  2. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

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

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

    I then cut the top of the nose section

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

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

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    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
     
  3. mickyflinn

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Mar 2011

    Posts: 12,611

    Location: West Side

    Look forward to the rest of the build .

    Could you get one of the f1 teams to sponsor the build ?
     
  4. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

    Thanks.
    Yeah i tried reaching out to redbull for a max verstappen build but not even as much as an auto response.
    Same applied when i reached out to Aston Martin for Sebastian vettel and mclaren for a lando norris build.

    But all these ignors helped me to remember why i fell in live with the sport and which driver gave me goosebumps.
    In a way, I'm happy they didn't reply.
     
  5. orbitalwalsh

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2015

    Posts: 18,507

    Use Linked In . It's funny as they'll soon reply if you happen to add staffing members from companies you've received help/contact with .
    Tried emails when Samsung asked for help, nothing ... Tries using linked in and the mentioned contact directly and boom... All changes .

    Nice to see non 3D printed work :)
     
  6. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

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

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    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.
     
  7. clone

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Jul 2003

    Posts: 6,637

    Location: Telford//west mids

    You sir are mad but I like it
     
  8. Donnie Fisher

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Jun 2018

    Posts: 1,184

    Location: Doon the watah ... Scotland

    Bonkers

    I wondered when I first started reading on whether you could have 2 radiators as the angled aero foil section of the wings each side of the nose, with the fans fitted underneath to draw air through like the air flow would pass over a normal wing.
     
  9. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

    For the first time ever, this won't be custom looped. (i always custom loop my builds)
    It'll likely be using an ASUS AIO, and we're currently waiting for a strix 3080Ti and asus want that on show as the build is going directly to asus once finished.
     
  10. chroniclard

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

    Posts: 20,519

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Madness, love it. :D
     
  11. mickyflinn

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Mar 2011

    Posts: 12,611

    Location: West Side

    Where is the gpu going to show it off , im trying to understand where all the components are going.
     
  12. mickyflinn

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Mar 2011

    Posts: 12,611

    Location: West Side

    @MT Mods any progression on the build looking forward to seeing this ?
     
  13. orbitalwalsh

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2015

    Posts: 18,507

    Any chance it can house dual 240 rads ?
     
  14. OJ46

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Nov 2015

    Posts: 997

    Location: Wales

    Great to see you pushing on with something completely bonkers again and good luck sir, I can't wait to see how this one turns out! (If it's anything like as successful as your JD build I'm going to be feeling very jealous)
     
  15. orbitalwalsh

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2015

    Posts: 18,507

    @MT Mods

    What would be your ideal set up inside this beast ? Air or water ( should I say NA or Turbo )
     
  16. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

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    MASSIVE UPDATE

    Firstly, there's been a change of direction.
    Mercedes was boring and plain.
    AMD decided they didn't want to support this project either, so it was a huge downer on myself, made me feel like the project wasn't good enough.
    After some hiatas, i re-designed the wing, and i am now coming back with a vengence.

    Introducing, the new Aston Martin Cognizant Racing wing.
    I shopped around for about a week looking for the paint to at least be extremely similar to that of the new AM F1 car.
    Finally... i found it!!

    First thing i need to mention is, the paint changes color based on light and angle. This is thanks to the pearl.
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    FYI - The edges where the sides meet the wing plates, is covered with tape, this is because i'll be layering in some black paint there. (to match how the wing looks on the current car)

    New top plate, with a clear window to view the hardware inside.
    New end plates curved for.. erm.. flair i mean downforce!


    Anyway.
    Special thanks to my incredible partners at ASUS UK for proving the hardware, much love guys <3
    They have provided me with the following

    ASUS ROG Strix 3070Ti OC 8GB
    ASUS ROG Strix B550-i ITX motherboard.
    ASUS ROG Thor 850w power supply
    ASUS ROG Ryujin 240mm CPU Cooler

    LOTS of work still to do, but this drastic change in direction has given me confidence in the build and confidence in myself.

    Will update this week with photo's of the hardware.
    Thanks for looking
    Regards
    Craig
     
  17. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

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    Update time:

    External looks, fins, paintwork and decals are somewhat finished.
    I have reached out to AM for a real Aston Martin badge (don't fancy paying over £100 for one)

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    Where the tape was, i removed that and tested black using electric tape.. didn't like it. Pulled that off and blended the paint to create a nice flush shine. Really makes it look 1 peice.

    Cablemod cables are ordered, and they will arrive soon.
    Still have lots of images of the hardware to go up.

    And finally, i need to figure out how i'm squeezing all this inside the wing.
    SOme parts *Cough GPU cough* are bigger than planned (Bare in mind this was being build before the new series of cards came out)

    Will update soon
    Thanks for looking
    Craig
     
  18. Quartz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Apr 2014

    Posts: 14,112

    Location: Aberdeen

    Totally nuts. Totally stupid. Totally awesome!
     
  19. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

    Ha, totally love that. Thanks
     
  20. HoneyBadger

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Aug 2016

    Posts: 3,936

    Location: Up above the streets and houses…

    I love this, you’re very talented!