Sun Devil Motorsports is approaching major milestones this week. A rolling chassis is in the final stages of being completed thanks to the vehicle dynamics department with the help of Advanced Energy Ideas (AEI) who has generously laser cut some of our suspension components. This accomplishment keeps us right on schedule and allows us to see how our suspension will actuate in real-world conditions. The welding team has been constantly putting on new tabs so that we now have the skeleton of our race car. It's always an exciting time to be able to see the team's designs come to life.
Another big achievement being made this week is that of our carbon fiber aero kit. The aerodynamics team will be laying up the carbon fiber for the nose cone this week and have finished making the negative mold seen below (Bottom View Shown). Thanks to Gougeon Brothers for supplying us with West Systems epoxy and Composite Envisions for the discounted carbon. In addition to the nose cone, high density polyurethane foam from Duna Inc. is currently being cut to make the molds for our front wing endplates. We could not be this far in the process without the help from our sponsors and from the aerodynamics team who stay up late on their own time to get the car ready for competition.
The business team has also been putting together interviews of some of our members, giving you insider access into how our team operates and the passion behind our projects. These "PitchFunder Stories" will be a unique addition to our updates that will highlight our member's contributions and will show why we are dedicated to the success of the team. These stories will be up shortly, so keep a close eye and follow us on social media on Facebook, @Sun_Devil_Motorsports on Instagram, and @ASU_motorsports on Twitter using #SDMRoadToComp
These accomplishments mark a substantial improvement for the team compared to last year and we are expecting to have more time for physical testing that will drastically increase the reliability and performance of our car at competition. Stay tuned for more updates and thank you for your support.
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ASU Formula SAE Team