Dartmouth Formula Racing

DFR Machines


2013 : Paula

2012 : Ellie

2011 : Ella

2010 : Penny

2009 : Georgia

2008 : Julie

2008 : Molly

2007 : Sandi

2007 : Tina

2006 : Candi

2006 : El-Myra

2005 : Vicki

2004 : Roxy

2003 : Myra

2002 : Libby

2001 : Stab

2000 : FSAE

1999 : JIT II

1998 : JIT

1997 : Hatch

1996 : Grandma

2009 : Georgia


Georgia marked DFR’s first year competing exclusively in Formula Hybrid, and it was our first car to be built from the ground up as a hybrid-electric racer. The purpose-built chassis allowed for innovations such as front and rear monoshocks and inboard capacitor banks. The hybrid drivetrain also exhibited DFR’s exploration of new ideas, with independent rear-wheel drive and an electronic differential. Unfortunately, at competition issues with reliability threw the car out of the running for the top three finish it was heading for, but the level of technical sophistication won the team the "IEEE Future of Engineering Award!" In order to take advantage of the excellent work put into Georgia, the 2010 car would be built on the same chassis and suspension.

 

 

Specs: Wheel Base: 60 in Track Width: 49/48 in (Front/Rear) Weight: About 650 lbs Suspension: Monoshock (Front and Rear) Drive Configuration: Series Hybrid with Independent Rear Wheel Drive Internal Combustion Engine: 249cc Honda CRF250X Fuel Type: 93 Octane Gasoline Generator: LMC LEM-200 RAG/S Drive Motors: 2x LMC LEM-200 RAG/S Motor Controllers: 2x Kelly KDHB-series Accumulators: 44 1500F 2.7V Maxwell Ultracapacitors in Series Electronics: Custom Vehicle Controller, Custom Display, DAQ, and more

 

 

Competition Results: Formula Hybrid: 7th • Design: 2nd • Presentation: 3rd • Acceleration (Electric): 2nd • Acceleration (Unrestricted): 4th • Autocross: - • Endurance: -

 

 

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