I am almost ready to build the mould for the top of the Milan GT. It has taken a while to get to this point.
Here you can see the flange being made. You can also see the cockpit opening has been closed in so I can vacuum bag or infuse the parts. The wide flange is also necessary for this. I have also starting on some of the smaller moulds. The folks at Raderwerk send me a vey nice light carbon seat to use in the first Milan. I have been very carefull moulding the seat making sure I don't damage it.
Once the mould was made I clamped a flange on so I could make the mould wider. This is a multistep process that will take some time. I also made a mould of the back of the seat as it has two stiffening tubes built into it. My plan is to bag the front and back of the seat and then glue the part with the stiffening tubes onto the back of the seat. This with avoid having to fill the tube shapes with foam. I would be quite pleased if the weight ended up a bit less but will be happy if it ends up the same as the seat I was sent. The seat I received was less than 700 grams without any holes drilled in it.