Formula SAE - UTA - July 2013
Formula SAE competition at the University of Texas at Arlington. July 20,
Photo link: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjGXSzrZ
Formula SAE is a worldwide engineering competition sponsored by the Society
of Automotive Engineers (SAE). 140 universities compete with an open-wheel
style race car that they have designed and built. Competition points are
awarded in the categories of presentation, design, cost, acceleration,
skid-pad, autocross, endurance, and fuel economy. Competition rules require
that each vehicle conform to frame safety standards, that the engine be no
larger than 610cc, and that the engine use an airflow restrictor. Student's
are challenged with frame design, engine tuning, suspension setup,
marketing, and many other aspects.
Scenes from Formula SAE Michigan 2014
FSAE Michigan 2014 was held May 14-17 at Michigan International Speedway.
Oregon State University won its 4th overall title at the event. Click
http://articles.sae.org/13251/ for an article on the event by SAE's
Automotive Engineering magazine.
Homemade Racecar - FSAE - MD-2
I was on the Toledo FSAE team which was my first experience about racing,
but I was always to tall to drive the cars. Decided to build my own budget
FSAE car. This is by no means the fastest race car ever built but it still
a blast to drive. Spent a year to build the car. It is by no means a
perfect car. I learned a lot during the build. To me, actually doing it is
the only time when you can learn and grow.
So anyone who wants to get bash me about high roll centers, using bike
shocks, or having a large amount of bump steer do not understand what it
means to learn. In the end, what I have gained is a large amount of
knowledge that I can put toward future projects.
1978 Kawasaki KZ650
Manual sequential shifter (uses push-pull cable)
1 gallon fuel cell
Electric fuel pump
Dampers: Mountain bike - Manitou Swinger x6
Spring: Coil Spring 250#
Mazda RX-7 Torsen Differential
Custom mounts and case
Custom length ATV CV joints
Front: ATV - Yamaha Blaster
Rear: ATV - Polaris Sportsman 700
Douglas ATV Rims 10''
FSAE Hoosiers/golf cart tires (for storage and testing)
Custom made fiberglass
Front: Stock ATV
Rear: Diff mounted rotor, motorcycle caliper
Master cylinders: Duel Willwoods
Quick release go kart wheel
Mini off road buggy kit car
Custom made wire harness
Vapor Digital tach/speedometer
Custom made steel space frame
Front Track: 56''
Rear Track: 55''
Ground clearance: 1.5''
Formula Student 2012 Crash
During the acceleration event at Formula Student 2012, an unfortunate
driver lost control of his team's car (Baltic Racing Team, from Stralsund
in Germany) and crashed into the pit wall at Silverstone
This is F0711-6
VIDEO IN BESSERER QUALITÄT:
Rennteam Uni Stuttgart. Video zum F0711-6 (2011)
Der F0711-6 ging 2011 für das Rennteam an den Formula Student Wettbewerben
in Silversone (UK), Hockenheim (DE) und Varano de Melegari (IT) an den
Start. Im Mai soll ein Wettbewerb in Michigan (USA) folgen. Das Video
erinnert an die legendären Rennteam Fahrzeuge und zeigt das aktuelle
Modell mit technischen Details bei Wettbewerbs und Testfahren. anschauen