Launch ASU's Formula team to compete in Nebraska!

$5,624
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Project ends on March 07, at 11:59 PM MST
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Rolling Chassis Complete

February 15, 2019

After 7 months of design and plenty of long nights in the shop, the team finally has a rolling chassis with a fully actuating suspension and steering system installed. This is a huge accomplishment for Sun Devil Motorsports as we are over 2 months ahead of where we were last year. There are big ambitions to continue laying up carbon for the nose cone this week and to get the car fully running by next month in time for our unveil event on March 26th. With these future goals in mind, we plan to have ample testing time available to shakedown the car and get drivers trained for competition in Lincoln, Nebraska. We want to thank all of our supporters and donors for making the dream possible and we can't wait to share more exciting stories from the shop here in Tempe. 

 

Sun Devil Motorsports

ASU Formula SAE Team

Rolling Chassis and Aero Fabrication

February 13, 2019

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.

 

- Sun Devil Motorsports

  ASU Formula SAE Team

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Choose a giving level

$82

Horsepower Donation

This represents a dollar donated for every horsepower our engine produces.

$110

Team Donation

This donation represents a dollar for every member of the team. Each one of us appreciates your contribution!

$220

Engine Temperature Donation

This represents a dollar donated for every degree in Fahrenheit of the engine operating temperature.

$489

Car Weight Donation

This represents a dollar donated for every pound of the car.

$1,000

Bronze

This amount corresponds to our low-level sponsorship tier. If willing to donate this amount, you qualify for the following perks! - small stick on car - logo on website - receive team updates and announcements

$1,236

Distance to Competition

A donation of $1236 represents the distance mile-for-mile that the team must travel to reach competition at LNK Airport.

$2,000

Silver Sponsorship

This is equivalent to our mid-level sponsorship tier. If willing to donate this amount, you qualify for the following perks! In addition to Bronze perks: - (S) logo on trackside shirts - tagged in all social media - private on-campus photo session with completed car

$5,000

Gold Sponsorship

This amount corresponds to our high-level sponsorship tier. If willing to donate this amount, you qualify for the following perks! In addition to Silver perks: - (L) logo on car - (M) logo on trackside shirts - Option to have car at promotional events - access to thank-you events

$10,000

Platinum Sponsorship

This amount corresponds to our top-level sponsorship tier. If willing to donate this amount, you qualify for the following perks! In addition to Gold perks: - (XL) logo on car, with preferred placement - (L) logo on trackside shirts - Tagged in all social media - display a completed car onsite - exclusive membership thank-you event

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