An update with regard to the current projects in the powertrain group.
The powetrain design has been switched from a gearbox to either a chain or belt drive as a method of gear reduction. More experienced members of the team are also currently working on requirements and methods for power transfer, as well as designs for the system’s packaging.
The design and research for this project has kept powertrain leads and returning members occupied with a plethora of work.
Meanwhile, newer members have been put onto three project teams. The first of which is developing a jig which will be used to control the installation and removal of the shaft and rotor from the engine.
Another team is creating a stand for the motor while it will be connected to a dynamometer. In addition, they are designing an interface between the two in order to collect data from the motor.
The third team is working on a modification for the lift car so that we can comply with new regulations specified in the rules. The hand cart for the accumulators has to be modified so that the brake is always on unless someone releases it using a dead man’s switch.