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 20, 2014
It's been a hectic few weeks with first semester coming to a close. We knew we needed to make significant progress on the car before leaving for winter break if we wanted to stay on schedule. After making one last push after finals, we are happy say that the 2015 car frame jig is completed! Our plans moving forward include tack-welding the rest of the frame tubes in place and sending it off to get professionally welded. Once we come back from break, we hope to finish assembling the suspension and start machining the wheel assembly components.
Thanks to Keith Sobb for creating this quick video of our progress! Didn't remember to start video taping until later in the process and then the batteries died but, nonetheless, it captures the just of the work. Happy Holidays!
Posted by Emily Lim