It has been a wicked long time since we wrote. Basically we have two weeks till competition and we are working furiously to get the car put together. We now have a drivetrain assembled and we are working on the wiring so we can do a test run! Here are some pics from the past month
These are the tabs to hold our motor and bearing plates to the chassis
Just starting to line things up within the chassis over spring break
Figuring out the firewall, headrest, and GLVS enclosure
Before building a racecar one must complete the SolidWorks tutorials
Out with the old pedal package, in with the new!
Our welds are getting better!
This was at the beginning of spring break, we’ve come a long way since then, still a long way to go
Watch out VR3, Nadav is coming your way…
Trying out the rear suspension for the first time
The beginnings of a beautiful sprocket mount
The things we do for welding
Battery box is in!
The drivetrain is being assembled
Drivetrain is in and ready to go!
Our own Jake H. grinding away
A labor of love, the electric drivetrain
A wiring nightmare, don’t worry we are cleaning it up!
The coveralls are necessary
Overall we’ve got a ton to do. We’ve got a drivetrain that spins and all the chains are sized but we need to get everything hooked up electrically to make the wheels spin. The accumulators are now mounted in the chassis and being wired. GLVS is being wired up using many, many Deutsch connectors at the moment. We will post again when we have the wheels spinning!