My team has been working hard on our bike. We have started to put the carbon fiber on the shell. It's pretty busy once we start. The carbon is like a fabric, which has to get cut to size, and the core material is cut and stitched together, before we start putting it on. Once we are ready, we mix a resin which will give the carbon its strength.
It then gets spread over the fabric, and we layer the fabric over the mold and make it smooth. The we put the vacume bag, so it will lay flat over the mold. Here you can see the mold as we got the vacume bag ready.
This was the first of four stages of putting the carbon on. Once it is all on, we will cut the top off so we can get in, and then scoop out the mold, and we will have the perfect shell for our bike.