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With the Formula SAE competition coming up in June, subteams are racing to finish manufacturing and assembling the vehicle parts in order to test the vehicle's capabilities and be ready for competition day! Below is the newest version of the CAD model for FE9 with the weights of the different components of the car.
Total Mass: 198.6 kg (+ 82.8 kg driver = 281.4 kg)
- Structures: 44.4 kg
- Powertrain: 101 kg
- Unsprung: 47.5 kg
- Electrical: 4.9 kg
Top: Front view
Bottom: Back view
Subpacks in the process of being potted
Top: HV covers
Middle: Motor is done! Complete with new HV cables and RTV
Bottom left: Accumulator cart with aluminum extrusions for clamping the accumulator and side containers with HV safety equipment soon to be mounted
Bottom right: Deadman switch mechanism to stop accumulator cart