Sorry we haven’t been posted updates in a while, but lately we’ve been working on heat-treating and installing our rollcage and suspension components. We should have a rolling chassis very soon!
We’d like to thank The Young Engineers for their support in the form of grommets! The Young Engineers manufactures grommets, fasteners, and latches for composite materials, specializing in the aerospace industry. We are using their grommets for almost every mounting … Read More
Here is a look at the completed layup from last weekend–the results of what you saw in this blog post.
As promised, here is a picture of the new rollcage, featuring Terry. The major changes are the angled front bar, more robust mounting plates, and additional bars in the sides and rear. We’d like to thank C&B Welders for helping … Read More
Earlier this week, we bolted the suspension cage and rollcage to the ribs, in order to align the ribs properly in the car. Then, on Saturday we glued the ribs down onto the shell and did a carbon fiber layup … Read More
Last Saturday, in the middle of our work session, a bird suddenly flew and/or fell into the Autobay while the garage door was open! It looked sick or injured and Alex Chambers took care of it, giving it meager accommodations … Read More
We went to Cutting Edge Water Jet in South Beloit to get our carbon fiber structural ribs cut out. Cutting Edge’s waterjet process can cut parts of practically any material up to 144″ x 144″ in size, and causes no … Read More
We got two very big shipments in recently. The first is the carbon fiber panel we will cut out using a waterjet to make the new structural ribs of our car, provided by ACP Composites. It’s still in its box … Read More
We’ve finished removing the old structural ribs off the bottom shell. One of our advisors, Dana, found that a great way to do this was by applying a heat gun to the ribs and lifting it off the shell with … Read More
We are very lucky to have learned today that we received support from The Boeing Company through a grant we recently applied for. This grant will help us replace aging or damaged equipment, like our vacuum pump and generator. In … Read More