Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Jason getting strapped into the car
Tom running along side the car to make sure he drive train is in working order
This week: tear down and polish everything! Then leave for Michigan on Sunday!
Estevan taping off where he wants the stripes
The fairing with the tape marks for the side windows
David chattin on the phone while looking at the side view windows
The fairing after being painted and sprayed with clear coat by Estevan.
All we need now is some polish and wax!
Monday, May 22, 2006
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Making sure David fits in the car
Fitting the engine, jackshaft & rear wheel in the back of the car
We only have 2 weeks until we leave to Michigan! We should be done pretty soon. I'll keep posting as the testing and building continues!
Metal inserts were made thanks to Trace, an IME student. These inserts are in the shape of a thread spool and the purpose of the inserts is to give us a place to bolt down our parts in the car.
The inserts potted in our test pieces of carbon fiber
David working the tensile tester down in the composites lab
A test piece failing in bending
Pull Out test - 135 lbs per insert
Shear Test - 700 lbs per insert