Post 9: Top 5 specifications, top 5 constraints

I would like this project to be a functional swan neck wing that somewhat resembles a Porsche GT3RS wing. If the wing can withstand the vehicle operating at 140+ mphs without excessive deflection I would consider that a success. I also do want to paint it nardo grey and finish it with a 2 step clear coat to protect the paint. I would like all of the hardware to sit flush and I would want the wing to be as robust as possible especially around corners. My priorities are making sure when I go to rip the composite, it comes out in one piece. The top 5 constraint I am facing is this is the first time I am making a composite so it is very challenging to get started. Another constraint is time. It takes a long time to finish a composite. One other factor is sourcing the correct material. I am using carbon fiber skins which can be very pricey so finding the right vendor will be important to the budget. I think the toughest constraint I will face is ensuring that the mold is flush and has no imperfections. If it does have imperfections, the surface will not be smooth and will have more drag than intended at such high speeds.

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  • Dylan Breglio
    May 2, 2024 1:07 pm

    Hi Jarod,
    This is definitely the most ambitious project I’ve seen so far! If you are able to successfully make this swan neck wing, I’m sure it will easily be the main focus during expo! I was wondering if you could tell me more about the cost of the materials, and the manufacturing process; it seems like this project could be very expensive or very time consuming, or both.

  • Maddox Mitchell
    April 14, 2024 3:29 pm

    Hey Jarod, I really like your direction for this project and I think making a functional car wing is a great way to approach this project. Is there any piece of the wing that moves or rotates or is it pretty stationary? How much do you think this whole project will cost and how heavily will it depend on the material?


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