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May 2022 Newsletter

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This is the eighteenth 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.

Subteam Progress

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.

FE9 V4.4

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

Electrical

Subpacks in the process of being potted

Powertrain

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

Structures

Top: Headrest
Bottom: Chassis with tabs welded

Unsprung

Front and rear suspension setups
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