Clear parts such as headlight lenses were to be sealed against the body panels by means of flexible strips. The hinged body parts had to be sealed against the fixed parts in the same way. Armaflex AF was selected for the sealing material; this highly flexible foam material is available as tape rolls. […]
Silvermine is looking for participants to expand the company. Details can be found in the accompanying messages. Link to the message, in English Link to the message, in Dutch
A shake-down test was held at a small race track in Germany. A number of laps were made, to test the durability of body components and all systems. Also the dynamic behaviour in corners was tested. The car proved to be reliable and forgiving. More news will follow.
Pneumatic jacks for lifting of the car were custom-designed and made, to fit in the restricted space below the car’s chassis. The pneumatic seals for the air jacks were sourced from Parker Hannifin’s range of available types. Profiltra Nederland kindly supplied the pneumatic seals free of charge for this project. Thank you Profiltra! […]
Could this be the coupe version of the Silvermine 11SR? Let us know your opinion about these sketches for a future model. Reactions are awaited at firstname.lastname@example.org
German photographer Johannes Graf visited Silvermine for a photoshoot of the chassis. He produced photos that are in great style, honouring the design and execution of the Silvermine 11P prototype chassis. The photos can be seen in the PHOTOSHOOT page, above.
Front and rear hinged parts for the body will be supported by high quality gas springs. These springs were custom made for the Silvermine 11SR by Vapsint, with design input from Dutch company Brimotech Solutions. Brimotech Solutions kindly supplied the gas springs and connecting hardware free of charge for this project. Thank you Brimotech! […]
Silvermine offers a research opportunity for one or more students in aerodynamics or applied physics. The research project’s goal is to establish the aerodynamic values of the Silvermine 11SR, according to the present design. Coefficients of drag, lift or downforce front/rear are to be calculated using the CFD programmes available at the students’ […]
Production of body panels and clear parts for the Silvermine 11SR has been commissioned to specialist company Aviate Products. In this project, Aviate will be supported by Bailey Sports Racing Cars. Aviate Products, located near Johannesburg, South Africa, specializes in production of composite products for the light airplane industry in South Africa, carrying out 3-D […]
Link to press release 2014-3, in English Link to press release 2014-3, in Dutch Link to 11SR specification Link to picture set 2014-3