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, November 18, 2012

Pictures of Intake and Frame

 I was just at the garage unwrapping the last half of the carbon fiber intake, and it turned out great! They're definitely much stiffer than last year's design, and I'm also happy with their weight compared with previous designs. We're going to be putting it all together relatively soon, so we'll be sure to measure the differences in weight.

We also received an update from Chappell with the frame, and it looks great! I've included a before and current picture of the frame+jig, so things are definitely starting to get rolling!

Two halves and the diffuser/restrictor

Two intake halves, with a previous iteration in the background
Frame jig before...

Current state of our frame!
Stay tuned for more updates!


  1. It's great to see everything coming together when you're carrying out a project like this, I was doing something similar last year but I had a problem finding the right fasteners. It's easy to overlook some of the smaller details sometimes when you're thinking about the overall structure. In the end, we went with some ejot fasteners, which did the trick. Good luck with your project!