As our team heads into the new school year we are reminded of the great task that is ahead of us. Our team currently runs on a two-year build cycle and this year is the big one. We are starting from scratch. The chassis and kinematics teams have already been hard at work over the summer designing and preparing a new frame and suspension system for the upcoming OG20 Formula SAE car.
With the beginning of a new school year, UBCO Motorsports is back at it. After a brief break following our harrowing experience at competition we have returned with renewed interest and passion for the club. Many new projects are planned to improve the OG18 including: aerodynamics, aluminum A-arms, a new MoTeC ECU, and many other improvements. In addition to upgrading our car, we are making improvements to our shop space, and to our team!
The fourth day at competition was very stressful for the team. From right after the gate opened we were at the noise testing, trying to get our drive train and car to be under 110 dBc at redline, unfortunately during noise testing the engine had a major failure. The engine had undergone a low oil situation in testing before competition, and while we thought the incident had not caused enough damage in the engine to cripple it, the high RPM required by noise testing brought out the faults in the engine. The team tried its best to complete a full engine swap in time to still participate in the noise in brake testing. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to be able to complete the change over.