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

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pre-Thanksgiving Update

Duke Motorsports has been very busy the past couple of weeks, so this is going to be a quick run down of all the things we've been up to.

We hosted an E-Social on November 9th, which was a great success. We brought the car up to the main engineering quad and purchased a bunch of pizza to share outside on a beautiful afternoon in North Carolina. We had a lot of great conversations with interested students about Duke Motorsports, and made sure to rev it a few times before we left. Thanks to ESG and all those who helped, it was a great success!.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Exhaust Welding Preparation

Thanks Chappell Anderson!

Yesterday we finally got to send out our frame jig, an exciting milestone.  We should have it back in the beginning of January.  In the meantime, we are getting as many parts ready as possible.  

The team wanted to send a big thanks to Chappell Anderson, sitting in the car below, who has been welding the frames for Duke University Motorsports for years.  Thanks Chappell!