Daniel and Greyson continue to work on developing 3-D printed Miata to use in wind tunnel. The plan is to make modifications on the model, then test in wind tunnel to improve aerodynamics.
Easter Race Weekend at the Race Place brings home a 1st place in the A-main for Charlie. Charlie knocks best lap down to 3.16 from 3.30s. Check out the legends rat rod...Wouldn't it be cool to go electric ;o)
Early Easter Break Installations and new team member Trenton is drilled on safety rules and electric vehicle basics.
Saturday Night Race at The Race Place---Tolbert and Charlie Win some and lose some. Overall Tolberts' legend and pan cars ran strong all night and kept gaining speed all night. One night you just don't want to stop... Check out 1st/2nd Place finishes
Super Saturday Work...Bolt Cabinet Organization, New Racing Seat, Five Point Harness, Brake Check, Front Sway Bar Removal and Driver Training
Construction Whoas....Unfortunately, digging footers revealed a former debris dump site. Heavy equipment is moved in to remove and repack. Irony of building a classroom and shop for teaching appropriate technologies.
"More Seat Time" Racing Seats and 5 point harnesses almost complete. Trashed carpet and shaving weight....
Hard Dog 5 point harness bar installation. This will improve driver control and safety during the autocross competition. Hard Dog has the best bolt in roll bars and safety cages. Check them out...
This is one of several improvements we are planning to implement that were discovered last weekend during testing.
Breaking ground and pouring footers at breakneck speed. Our new classroom and shop will be going up very soon.
WWHS EV Team Objectives Met:
Front Sway Control Benefits and Need
Camber and Tow settings on all 4 wheels
Driver Autocross Training: Reduced Track Times- Most improved 24 seconds; Best Track Time of weekend 1 min 7 seconds
Problem Solving of STEM Cycle
Limited Slip Rear End Test- Improved control of car during slalom and turning features of track
High Speed Test - Revealed ring and pinion unchanged since last speed test
Collaboration and Problem Solving with Virginia Gov. School Students and Faculty on their Datsun 280 zx
Review of Northampton's EV Ranger
Frog Legs....ask Dalton :o)
Mr. Miner demonstrates Ford's Model T and explains all the technology in the vehicle. Technology, Engineering, History, English and Science are all covered in today's lesson...Math will be in tomorrow's lesson ;O)
Shop Saturday held at Foothills Restoration Werks (FRW) and WWHS Homeshop. Front Sway Bar linkage repair, Investigative research on front clip, parking brake fix, tour of new classroom facility (FRW) and golf cart motor testing.
Charlie Sporting his new PIT CREW University shirt while in the pits at The Race Place- If you would like to learn more about becoming a PIT Crew member visit VisitPIT.com or contact Mr. Trent Schanen trent.schanen at VisitPIT.com
TED Class Trying to not smoke their biomass stoves. This type of cooking technology connects to half the world's population. Students learning DEAL problem solving and all the elements of combustion.
Thanks to Mr. Kerhoulas at Actionsign.com we have a fresh wrap ready for Spring Thaw EVent next weekend.
West High's EV Team