Author: University of Alberta Formula Racing

March 26, 2019 University of Alberta Formula Racing

Fabrication and Design In preparation for full welding, the chassis was cut out of the jig and engine mounts were tacked into place. This is a large step toward having a completed car, as it means final tabs are being installed and components are being completed. The car will be welded by Epic Metal Services…

February 14, 2019 University of Alberta Formula Racing

Fabrication and Design The team mostly completed tacking our 2019 chassis over the month. We have now moved on to jigging up all of suspension tabs. Following suspension, the engine mounting brackets and tabs will be welded in. Tentatively, the chassis will be fully welded the first weekend of March.  Also, further dyno testing has…

January 9, 2019 University of Alberta Formula Racing

Fabrication and Design January is the start of the winter semester for many of the FSAE members, and we are excited to get back into the routine. Christmas break was slow, as many members spent time away from campus visiting family. Many components were sent out for manufacturing before the Christmas break, and we are…

December 8, 2018 University of Alberta Formula Racing

Fabrication and Design Since our last newsletter, work has continued the chassis, which is currently about 2/3 of the way complete. The pedal tray, machined by Epic Metal Services, is on its way, and will help us accurately tack the front of our chassis together. The dimensional tolerances for the front end of the chassis…

December 2, 2018 University of Alberta Formula Racing

Design The team has been working hard on the design of UA19 throughout October and we held our first design review. These partial design reviews are a great way to get a handle on our progress so far and what items are still outstanding. This was also a great opportunity for junior members to learn…

December 2, 2018 University of Alberta Formula Racing

Testing The month of September was full of testing at Castrol Raceway. Although we broke a few components, which is to be expected, we were able to gather valuable data to help guide us through the design of UA19. We will continue to go to Castrol Raceway testing this fall while weather permits. Every time…

September 5, 2018 University of Alberta Formula Racing

Cage Clean On August 18th, the team got together with some of the other student groups to clean our work areas in preparation for the coming build year. The annual cage clean has always been a good opportunity for prospective students to see the car and talk to senior members of the team before the…

August 7, 2018 University of Alberta Formula Racing

To: Sponsors, Family, and Friends of the University of Alberta FSAE Team        Thank you for your continued support of the FSAE team. All the support we get from the University, industry, friends, and family is what makes our team possible. Though this year’s core Formula team was slightly smaller and less experienced…

June 27, 2017 University of Alberta Formula Racing

Early in Saturday morning, the team reattached the intake manifold together. The tech inspector came in and gave us the green light. We then rushed to get fuel for endurance. Endurance is the toughest event to successfully complete and we did not get the luxury of testing our car for this event. We were the…

June 27, 2017 University of Alberta Formula Racing

The day started out cloudy and chilly which was very unusual but welcomed. Our car went through a quick inspection by the team before it was ready for the first static event of the day: the tilt test. This is where the car is tilted on a platform to 45 degrees and then 60 degrees….