It certainly is a first for me. building fairing that is, now on the home stretch of having a completed jet powered luge i am having to work on getting the board ridable. and in doing that i need fairing. this will protect my legs and body from debris as well as add a little more aerodynamics to the board itself. now this would be easy if you have done something like this before, but i have never EVER done anything like this. so you can imagine the challenge that lay before me.
so the first thing i did was to lay out some ply board to see roughly how it should go. i learnt this by watching youtube haha.
i had no idea how to get a good corner so i cut off some cardboard and taped it in. i knew this would go hard when i fiberglassed the inside.
after glassing the inside it now had the rigidity i needed to shape the outside how it needed to go.
getting a nice layer to work with i found out was key. as you have to layer it then take of a layer. add another then work it back. and so on and so on. did i mention i hate this job. i was up till the early AM's working on this. i think i worked it out to be about 16hrs strait.
but all in all for a first time the final result is not too bad. i have no idea how to do the next steps but i am sure youtube with have some answers for me haha. i also still have to work out how to attach the fairing to the board once i get the final product complete.
This is just the completed plug. it is what i mold off to get the final shape.
At the end of the day it's not exactly what i want or what i wanted it to look like. but it is something i most definately need. if i can get help i will make a much better one later on.
By the way. did you notice the board is now painted?! yup! just finished it myself after two days of breathing spray can fumes. i did it this way for two reasons. #1: because i'm broke and it was the most affordable way to do it. i got a quote from the powder coaters and it was rather too large for my anorexic wallet. #2: if i get a ding or a scratch i can easily go to the store and get some touch up paint to bring her back to looking all evil again.
the middle of the pan isn't painted as i will be trimming it to make it a little more comfortable to ride and allow a bit of grip for control.