Leading Edge - Summer 2005
Lightning Composites aims firmly at the motorsport industry, or more specifically V8 Supercars, with customers such as Dick Johnson Racing, Steve Ellery Racing. and WPS Racing. Components supplied include body kits, aero dynamic devices (wings), air ducting and interior panels. Aero kits on V8's have high structural and toughness requirements, therefore advanced fibres and epoxy resins are used throughout.
Leading Edge - Autumn 2005
English yachtswoman, Ellen MacArthur, established the solo, round the world non-stop sailing record this year in the 22.7m trimaran, Castorama B&Q. The arduous 71-day, 27,000 nautical mile passage was completed without any structural failures.
Leading Edge - Winter 2005
Designed by Grahame Parker Design, the Brisbane City Councils' CityCats have alloy hulls and composite superstructures. The Brisbane City Council chose DuFLEX composite panels for the construction of the super-structures to reduce weight and maintenance, also to allow for the inclusion of compound shapes to improve the aesthetics of the vessels.