Friday, February 3, 2012

Structure and Design...Till now

Designing The Chassis: The complete model was designed according to our requirements and the competition rules.

The Wooden Prototype: This was made to 
1.Test the rules 
2.See how comfortable the driver feels and design the seat accordingly.
3.Fix the engine position.

Making The Chassis: The main hoop and front hoop bending was done by a CNC machine.The rods were fixed in their position with clamps and were accurately grinded and weld. 

 Making The Seat Mould: A mock-up chassis was made, the wooden seat was placed in the centre.
Laying Plaster of Paris on the mould: The Plaster was allowed to dry. After pulling out the mould we applied resin and fibre-glass to make the seat.

The Seat with the Chassis: The surface of the seat was made smooth by sand-paper and then the seat was inserted into the main chassis.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Moving Delhi!!

Now that the chassis is complete, it is time to shift the gear and that means Delhi. Time to go shopping. Almost everyone in the team will be leaving to Delhi early tomorrow morning to get something to tinker with in our workshop.

To bring you up to date, we have completed our chassis, we got an engine and a differential quite a while ago, we have submitted our Business Logic Plan(BLP) for registering into Formula Student UK and we are awaiting the results on Feb 1st!!

We have also made our very own seat all by ourselves in our workshop. It took about a week but it was a very good learning experience.

Of course, there is a whole lot of design work that we have been continuously doing, but those were the bullet points.

Moving on to sponsorship updates, we have finally got support from our institute in the form of monetary help and also we have got a sponsorship from MAG India. So we are just about getting enough fuel to propel ourselves, but we still have a long way to go, so hope we get more and more sponsorships.

That is all in this post, will return with a longer one after the Delhi trip.