I began working on the survival cell. At this moment I have only done the part from the from just after the cockpit open up to the crash structure. It’s obvisouly a little crude because I wanted to do this before going to sleep, but I want to add more detail to the front bulkhead.
Anyway, the minimum dimensions are pretty strictly set by the FIA. the dash and front bulkheads have minimum heights and widths, and since there is not much to gain by making a large or tall cockpit, I guess it’s no wonder the cells look so much alike. Anyway, I’ve chosen the minimum dimensions for the dash bulkhead, but my front bulkhead is 4 centimeters largar than required, because I like larger cockpits :P The spacing between them is 925 milimeters
Now, I’m not going the step nose route here. Since I’m not working on the reference plane yet I guess there is no much point in talking about heigths, but my plan is to make the dash at 565mm from the reference plane and the front at 550 (the maximum height of the nose).
Yeah, I know, it’s looking like a Ferrari, but red is my favourite colour, nothing I can do about it :P If anyone has some tips as to how to represent carbon fiber better, let me know. I’m having some serious trouble with 3D surfaces with round edges at the moment, so I had to do a pretty shoddy solution there, with two 2D hatches on top of each other, one to give the surface a colour and the other to make that threaded pattern. Anyway, I want to add more detail there, maybe draw those brake fluid containers and such :P