New pump for the cooling system: We want to thank our new sponsor VOVYO Technology Co., Ltd. for the new high power cooling fluid pump. By using this new and high power 50W pump we reach a 50% lower weight compared to the last years pump. We also higher the flow rate and by the way also the cooling power of our system. Through a customized control we are able to manage the speed of the pump by using an analog.
Energy for our SPR14E!
This year they say weight reduction for all components of the SPR14E and also for the accumulator.
By using new cells with more power and by at once reducing the overall capacity of accumulator, we were able to reduce the cell mass about 13kg (28,6lbs). In the mean time we reduced the mass, higher the stiffness and the security of our accumulator case by using plastics and fibre reinforced materials.
We were also able to reduce the overall weight of our bars by using coated aluminium instead of copper. Using established products for our AIRs and fuse means a great amount of reliability.
How can we design a suspension...
The new Saison begins
Unfortunately we were not in full flow, but we learn a lot:
We have a really good manufactured race car and we only had some small issues to fix for passing inspeactions.
But we have to prepare better for the static events. Therefore, the judges gave us important feedback. During the dynamic events, we also were not able to score because we had a major problem with the tripods which were destroyed several times by jumping out of their housing. Right after FSG, we are doing an error analysis to show the full potential of the car at FSS and FSI. Thus we have to manufacture some new parts. But the analysis will also help us to build an even better SPR14E!
In conlcusion, we try to take as much experience out of FSG and we are looking forward to the race in barcelona from 29th of August to 1st of September.
Formula Student = Big Family!
Inspections at FSG
We have visitors!
We have guests: the racing team from Michigan, M-Racing. Tomorrow we are going to test with them as well as DART racing.
Thanks to "Hübinger"!!! The transport company will bring our cars there.
Formula Student - Solidarity instead of competitiveness
With representatives from Opel, we visited our friends from Fast Forest. They were heavily affected by the big floods which occured two weeks ago. Together with Opel, we managed to help them out with an Ampera as well as manufacturing parts which were destroyed. Big thanks from us to Opel. And good luck Fast Forest, we will see us in Hockenheim!