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.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Aero Updates

Aero updates: we now have a really big rear wing.

Seriously though, we ran with active aero for the first time today.  Needless to say, there a lot of tuning to do with active aero, but it does work, it moves, and the accelerometers don't seem to be too bothered by the car vibration, which is great news.  Sorry there's no picture or video of the active wing yet, but it does move well and responds to lateral and longitudinal accelerations surprisingly well.

Rear wing sanded down, cleaned up, and hosed down.
Rear wing all assembled

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