Monday, January 29, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Build Meetings in 98C
New Semester Updates
Well folks, we have now had our first official design meeting of the semester and here’s a recap. Steering design will be spearheaded by Allen who is collaborating with Mike as we speak and will have a design for review by Feb 7th. Andy and Mat will be researching tire/wheel/hub solutions and will have a design for the rear tire support by Feb 7th as well.
Once we have completed some engine testing we’ll have some real numbers on where we have the greatest efficiency and will be able to use that data to determine at what RPM we will be running the engine at, weather we want to “burn and coast” or run at peak efficiency the whole time.
Some things that I have to do are looking into getting some travel funds from ASNAU, driver safety design, hammering out a design schedule, and checking on the braking requirements for both Eco-Marathon and Supermileage.
If anyone notices that I have left things out or have questions/concerns, let me know. Hopefully we will be able to get some more people onboard to get things done. We will be contacting all of SAE@NAU to invite them to our next design meeting, Wednesday, Jan 31 at 6:30. I will try to get a room in the engineering bldg so that we have access to white boards and CAD programs. As soon as I have a room I’ll let everyone know….
Don’t forget to be thinking about budget. We just need to get an idea for what we are really going to need as far as materials are concerned so that we can go beat down doors for sponsors if we need to.