Duke University Motorsports is a student group that designs and builds open wheel, single seat race cars to compete in the Formula SAE competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The team consists of Duke students from both Pratt and Trinity, in all classes. The purpose of the team is to provide students with a way to gain practical design and manufacturing experience in a fun and challenging setting.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Things are moving along fairly well going into exam week.  We're almost done making our second diffuser (in order to reduce weight), which will be done with vacuum bagged foam panels attached together after they have carbon fiber laid onto them.

A pictorial update on progress:

Main diffuser piece in the vacuum bag

The main diffuser piece before going into the vacuum bag
Laying down the vacuum bag
Some of the diffuser parts
The pieces put together
A-arm in the jig, ready for welding
One side welded
Injector bungs and fuel rail jig
Rear shock mounts

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