Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Easy Access

Marvelo SKR with front and rear access hatches removed and cockpit hatch hinged 3/4 open.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Construction of the vacuum infused, carbon monocoque continues on with loading the remaining fabric and core materials.

Core material applied to the sides makes the SKR's shell extremely stiff and as a bonus the core reduces interior noise levels.

The circular cut-outs in the core allow for maximum shoulder width.

Aluminum tapping plates laid out on a section of core to accept the mounting of rear suspension components and the rear power idler

All of the aluminum tapping plates are sandwiched between layers of E-glass.

 Strips of unidirectional carbon are added in the floor area of the nose to strengthen the edges of the foot-hole cut-outs.

 Integrated stringer-beam provides exceptional drive-line rigidity and strength.

Aluminum square tube rail for the sliding bottom bracket mounts to the top of the stringer-beam.

Rear power idler in situ.

Steering tiller in situ.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Carbon Copy

Final preparation of the moulds is completed with the installation of various inserts and masking off areas to be kept free of gelcoat.

Inserts for the unique, integrated front half rear wheel housing, as well as the circular relief for the rear dérailleur access panel.

 Gelcoating the right side half mould.

 Integrated bridge area between the front wheel-wells allows full access to all steering and suspension linkages from below via a removable bottom panel.

Material loading for the vacuum infusion process begins with the first layer of dry carbon fabric.