Part 7: making the body
Finally we start making the body of the Monsterbike. I still hope to make it as fully enclosed as possible. Reason: The work on my Secma F16 goes better than expected. Soon the first real products of my firm will be there. :)
Once the roof was roufly shaped it was time to see how high it should be. They need to wear of helmet in the UK. So ...i wanted to keep that i might to make Paul Blezard able to use it during a looong testride in the UK. :)
We made sure that all the parts were properly fixed and ...we made some testrides. Yihaaa!
The result of the test show that none had any problems with the high position of the feet. All thought that the driver was in a very relaxed position. So ...it was like i wanted it to be.
We really found a way to create panels really quick and in a week time we had this half side made.
At this moment i am ready thinking about style. The looks might kill a good project. So ...it needs to be gooooood.
Here is already a new idea.
This drawing looks nice, was easy to cut too, but ...euh ... just watch the video.
Time to make the mould. This is a task that takes a looooong time.
The making of one side is easy. Making the mirror side is hell. But finally we are getting near the end of the positive mould makinig. Just need to sand the shape to super smooth condition to be sure that the carbon will detach afterwards.
Here you see the mirror side. The hole around the front wheel was needed to remove some braking tubes. It will be closed again.
It was my goal to avoid making another egg-looking design. And i guess ...i did succeed. I like the lines in this design.
The Monsterbike is getting its carbon skin. Not really easy to do with a positive mould, but ...we will fix it. Once we have the skin we will need to dismount the positive mould, make a good edition of the shaping directly about the scooter frame and fix the skin to the frame using very sturdy carbon parts. I am looking forward for the next weeks. Will be fun.