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March 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our Newsletter!

This is the sixteenth of a series of newsletters from Formula Racing at UC Davis. You are receiving this newsletter because you are essential to the success of the team, and we want to keep you updated as to what we are doing! Throughout the newsletters, we will highlight sponsor contributions and provide updates from the previous month. If you are not interested in receiving further emails, feel free to unsubscribe at the bottom of this email.

Sponsorship Shoutout! 

We would like to thank a number of sponsors including SCHURTER and General Sealants for helping to make our team a success!

Thank You Schurter! 

Thank you SCHURTER for sponsoring SCHURTER fuses, which makes direct contact with the battery cells and busbars to relay analog cell voltage and temperature sensing values to the Battery Management System.

Thank You General Sealants! 

Thank you General Sealants for sponsoring our adhesives! We also received a bunch of other things from them including stickers, notepads, and T-shirts!

Subteams Progress

Teams are continuing to make progress on manufacturing parts! The Composites team is in the process of manufacturing the driver's seat, the Electrical team has been working on the accumulator subpacks, and the Powertrain team is continuing their work on the spline adapter.

Electrical

Accumulator subpacks

Powertrain

Top: Spline Adapter ready to be CNC'd
Bottom: Spline Adapter after being CNC'd (unfortunately there were some issues with the manufacturing)

Structures

Top: Shout out to our composites team! We are in the progress of manufacturing our FE9 Vehicle!
Bottom: Composite manufacturing mold for driver seat 

Member Spotlight!

Erwin and Eddie (pictured below) are two new members to FRUCD! They learned about FRUCD through the Club Fair and were interested as they knew about the team already. Erwin is a Mechanical Engineering major who is interested in the Powertrain subteam. He wants to know more about the motor, how the wheels spin, and more about the system in general. Eddie is also a Mechanical Engineering major who is interested in the Chassis subteam. He wants to learn how to tig weld and learn about the design of the chassis and vehicle dynamics in addition to helping to build the chassis.

Did You Know?

A sandwich composite consists of a skin which contains outer layers of high-strength fibers (usually carbon) and a core which is a single middle layer of a thicker material (i.e. alumnium, honeycomb, etc.)
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