Carbon fiber street luge mk1.5

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Carbon fiber street luge mk1.5

Postby FrankW » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:51 pm

I just realized that I never posted a picture of my current street luge on here.

This is the Mk1.5 version with a full carbon fiber pan, carbon fiber fairings, aluminum "booms" and handles lifted off my old Subterfuge Body Rocket. This was raced in it's current form at Bonelli. Mk1 had aluminum fairings and was raced at WinSport and PEC fest. The luge can quickly and easily be disassembled to fit into a large suitcase.

Mk2 is currently under development for the 2012 season and will follow similar construction principals of Mk1.5. However design modifications and a different carbon layup will be used in order to reduce flex.
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Re: Carbon fiber street luge mk1.5

Postby Pete Sumner » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:37 am

Pretty sweet! What did you use for the laminate core in the pan?
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Re: Carbon fiber street luge mk1.5

Postby FrankW » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:55 pm

2mm Coremat. Mk2 may or may not have any core material as the projected carbon layup will be almost a quarter inch thick on it's own (which is thicker than the Mk1.5 pan).

Side note: the fairings have no Coremat. They withstood a pretty heavy haybail hit at Bonelli and some pretty gnarly tumbling on a road here in Portland. They're a bit scrapped up after the later, but still in excellent structural shape.
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