Tuesday, May 18, 2010

FSAE Prototype redesign

After working on the shortcomings of the initial design , the entire prototype chassis was broken down [ :'( ] and the new design was made reusing the same pipes on 8th May 2010.

The areas extensively worked on were :

1) The front bulkhead
2) The roll hoops

The front bulkhead was extensively modified to make it more compact and to blend it along with the sloping of the  nosecone. An extra support attachment was also added to the main hoop.

In all the rebuilding process was a success and the chassis looked more compact. The few places where we will be working on are the front hoop area and the main hoop area.

The front hoop looked very much raised initially but after cutting down 2 inches , it turned back normal.Discussions were held on tilting the front bulkhead at an angle of around 10 degrees to increase the cockpit area and to assist steering.

The top view of the new chassis.

Inspired Karters in full throttle.

Rishi Bigghe's  macbook with the design.

After successfully building the new chassis the team members are now ready to master their subsystems and come back after the holidays for more 'FSAE adrenaline'.

FSAE .. You just can't get enough of it.

The next update will be on individual subsystems' progress.

Cheers !