Saturday, May 3, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Our chassis is made entirely out of aluminum 6061 square and rectangular tubing. The components necessary to bolt the wheels to the chassis and calipers were sent out to be machined. Overall it was designed to be as stiff as possible while also being light weight.
The chassis getting welded.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Building the body has become the most challenging task for our team. There are a total of 72 cross sections that needed to be cut out of foam and fit together.
We used a jigsaw to cut out all of the sections. We found that this was actually easier and faster then using a band saw or any other machine for cutting.
Using straps, the remaining larger foam sections were glued together.
Test plug prepped and ready to start laying up carbon fiber on various surface coatings.
Figure 1. Plug was created using various foam cross sections that were glued together.
Figure 2. Foam after sanding
Figure 3. Plaster applied to outer surface of foam to create a smooth surface.