We are going to be implementing a curved plate design for our wings as opposed to the standard "teardrop" shaped airfoils found on airplanes and some FSAE vehicles. Using this design allowed us to use simple molds that only required 4 simply CNC'd mdf profiles, some "hardboard", and a bit aof brute strength.
The molds look great and straight! Our carbon material and process tools are en route to our shop and we should be ready to mold the wings next week!
The 2014 Lancer Motorsports Formula team is taking a year off from SAE competition, and is focussing on the development of new technologies and design strategies.
Through the R&D work of the 2014 team, future Windsor teams will be better equipped to bring vehicles to competition that are more innovative, dependable, and competative than ever before.
We got a few solid runs in on wednesday, and it looks like we have a lot of work to do to smooth out the torque curve.
More updates and videos to come!
With any process of optimization and tuning, you always have to figure out where you are, before you can decide where you need to go next.
For us, that starts with throwing the car on the rolls and getting as much data as we can.
For the next two days we will be doing sensor calibration runs, followed by some baseline torque curves to see what we are up against.
Tuning season 2014 here we come!
We are now looking for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year mechanical engineering students with an interest in automotive research and autosport.
Any interested students should go to the recruitment page HERE.
Feel free to come check us out in the shop Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm
We look forward to working with you,
Team bios are now up!
Head over to The Team page to meet the 2014 Lancer Motorsports Formula Team, and see what everyone is working on right now