Saturday, September 25, 2010
A new year has begun, the projects have started and we are working towards getting our new car completely designed and manufactured. We have projects ranging from the on-board computer system to EFI to streamlining the current cars. There have been many new faces this year and those students are learning a lot. They’ve learned the basics of the shop, Solidworks, GUIs, engines and have gotten involved in the many projects headed by the upperclassmen. We’re off and running, with lots to do and lots of new hands to help!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
After a long 20 hr drive down to Houston, we finally pulled into the conference center where we would stay for the next 4 days. After unloading and struggling to put up tents, we started preparing for the next day's race.
After a picture of all of the participants, we headed back to finalize the cars and then pushed them out to the race start. We had a rough run the first day. Slipstream was not able to finish and GL2 finished one run to put us on the board and then had a bad spill in which the canopy was cracked and the body scratched.
After a long night of polishing out the canopy and with Dr. Z's expertise, the car looked awesome and was ready for the next day's race.
Slipstream was first that day to finish the race putting both cars on the board. After two days of racing, Slipstream with Michelle Doyle driving broke the school record and then GL2 also broke the current record with Jeff Oakley driving.
It was an awesome weekend the final mileage for the cars were:
GL2: over 1400, 4th
Slipstream: over 1200, 7th
The Next competition is in Michigan for SAE Supermileage, June 10 and 11.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The team leaves in less than a week for Houston, Texas for our first competition of the year. We still have LOTS of work to do on the cars but we are making progress. On a good note our computer system is done and error free at the moment. The engine is continuing to look promising as are doing dyno testing. With some modifications to the steering the body is almost done as well. It's mostly tying together all of the little pieces to make a fully functional car with all of the new modifications that have been done throughout the year. We are ALMOST THERE....
-Sarah and Michelle
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Well, the team has made it to Christmas break. We have the mobile command center well underway. And the body team has the chassis system design done. The reports are going to be submitted soon for the competitions. After break the push weeks will start as the new car needs to be built so that it is ready for the first competition at Shell in the spring.