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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

End of Fall Semester

Today marks our first official day of winter break, which we've been looking forward to for many weeks now. We just wanted to post a quick update of what we ended up finishing the semester within the garage, and where we're heading for the next semester.

First, Maurice and I worked on doing more work on the fuel tank. We finished making the filler neck cuts into the fuel tank base, and welded it all up to create nearly all of the fuel tank. We had to make a minor modification to the filler neck angle (i.e., it didn't fit with the frame geometry...oops), but overall, we were all very happy with the final product.

Making the first cut into the fuel tank base

Maurice happy with the final product