This week is the competition! Check out the twitter for live updates. After some minor issues and Monday night fixing them, the DFR team passed the electrical inspection! Unfortunately further problems were encountered with the rain test and the battery boxes filling with water, but the team is working on fixing the car and getting it ready to race. Acceleration run and autocross race tomorrow! Stay tuned and follow the twitter for updates! I'll be tweeting
The Thayer School office of communications is providing extensive media coverage. There will be updates to this page, but also to our TWITTER and FACEBOOK accounts. Check out the facebook and twitter for quick snapshots of what is going on at the tournament. (Literal and Figurative snapshots) There also is a Formula Hybrid Blog which will be updated on the regular. You can find that blog here: https://fhcompetition.wordpress.com/ Check it out!
It is upon us! It is amazing how fast and far we have come in the development and assembly of this car for the 2013 competition. The competition is taking place Monday April 29 through Thursday May 2nd. The first day is technical inspections and rule-checking. The second day will be design and engineering presentations about the cars. Wednesday will be the first day the cars hit the track for the acceleration run. Thursday has the most action with the autocross event and the endurance run. The award ceremony is scheduled for Thursday evening.
The team keeps on trucking. The battery boxes have been rebuilt and are installed on the car. A new dash and steering wheel have been installed, and all the low voltage components are contained on the back of the car. Body panels to cover the battery boxes are currently in the works. It is a very exciting but very busy time for DFR.
The DFR team hit the ground running this spring. After the conclusion of the ENGS 90 presentation, Darren Reis and David Jensen outlined all the things that needed to be done in order to prepare the car for the 2013 competition. A number of members of former DFR teams from all over Thayer have stepped up to help with the final preparations and modifications necessary to get the car ready for competition. The major projects include a battery box rebuild, a Low-voltage wiring cleanup, a motor/controller waterproofing cover, and new rear uprights. Stay tuned for updates and pictures. The team is trucking on to prepare the car for racing at the end of this month!