January 2012 Archives
Sorry for the lack of posts over the last several months. Please rest assured that the Missouri S&T Solar Car Team is still alive and kicking.
Here at our new home in the Kummer Student Design Center we've been hard at work to construct the latest and greatest in solar-powered vehicles. 1800 pounds of machining foam donated by General Plastics Manufacturing Company is cut and nearly ready for shipping to Advanced Pattern Works, LLC. They will complete the shaping of the mold for the lower body and wheel fairings. We would like to thank both companies for shaving an incredible amount of time off of the construction of the lower body.
We would also like to give a special thanks to the Missouri S&T Formula SAE Team for their donation of solid titanium blocks. It will be put to good use in the front suspension, shaving weight and handling bigger bumps. Our design for this year weighs in at a minuscule 300 pounds! If all goes according to plan, this will not only be the lightest solar car in Missouri S&T history, but the lightest car to ever be raced in the American Solar Challenge.
If you haven't checked out January's edition of The Sunspot, take a look! We're going strong and don't want to lose momentum, so a February/March issue is in the works as well.