F1 Roll-Hoop Test

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stevegreen

F1 Roll-Hoop Test

Post by stevegreen » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:04 pm

HERE



The FIA Institute published a video showing a test of a titanium front roll hoop, made and supplied by the Lotus F1 team, at an airfield in eastern England.

A 20 kg wheel and tyre was fired at the hoop at 225kph by a cannon powered by compressed nitrogen.

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Re: F1 Roll-Hoop Test

Post by pendy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:48 pm

On the Jet canopy test I built both the 3 x 10mm poly carb screen and the sleds for both. Think it was a F16 canopy we mounted on the sled as you can see it took the impact well. The 3 x 10mm poly carb was done because of difficulties in getting and bending 30mm polycarb. The 3 layers were bonded together with epoxy, but not really as good as a 1 layer canopy as you can see it delaminating on impact, so inconclusive unless we can buy and bend solid 30mm sheet.

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