Phil type 951
08-30-2005, 09:45 AM
I was walking to class and I see this little SAE car sitting inthe middle of the quad. so I walk over and start talking to a couple of guys who are trying to get people interested in Cornell racing. well they have a team meeting on wednesday so i thik i'm going to check it out just to see whats going on.
I think they mostly do time trials and auto-x type stuff but it could still be fun.<ul><li><a href="http://fsae.mae.cornell.edu/">http://fsae.mae.cornell.edu/</a</li></ul>
08-30-2005, 11:07 AM
they have a solid organization, and get lots of funding. i'd rock it.
08-30-2005, 11:33 AM
08-30-2005, 12:20 PM
BTW, did someone drop arse before the shot was taken? The dude in back looks like he's in pain.
08-30-2005, 01:51 PM
i'll see you on the track!
I am in the Duke University Formula SAE team this year. I can't wait! We dont have NEARLY the same resources as the cornell team (and many others) but there are a few neat tricks up the sleeve for this year (finally got some interest in the program after finishing in the top 1/3 and surviving the endurance races last year).
As for the format, i believe there are 8 events, some of them being auto-x, acceleration, braking, etc. (no road course though, as you said...too bad). There is also a design and sales pitch part of the competition where you try to impress some of the big manufacturer sponsors (Ford, i think, and others).
08-30-2005, 02:27 PM
They are designed to be autoX killers.
08-31-2005, 07:03 AM
the sound of more tuition money going down the drain.
Seriously - it's uber-cool that they have such an active SAE chapter there. Have you considered changing you field of study?
Phil type 951
08-31-2005, 06:24 PM
I think I have that covered.
I'll go to the interview and see if i can get on the team. I know for a fact i have at least one kick ass idea that wont cost much on the new car. err its a good idea if the guy i was talking to was correct about some car specs. Anyway, i can help with wrenching, fab work, research and whatever they want me to do.
We'll see, i might just walk away before i start getting into it.