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Some of our chassis team braved the snow this week and headed to our long term partner's facility to layup s-glass via hand layup, vacuum bagging and resin infusion. Huge thanks to Lamplas for making this happen! #composites #industrialpartner
Huge thanks to loctite for supplying us with adhesives, tapes and lubricants which we'll be using for development, testing and manufacturing of components for both our current and next car. @henkel #loctite
We're delighted to announce we've once again renewed our partnership with @rs_components. This delivery contained all sorts of goodies ranging from potentiometers for our data logging to new storage systems to keep the workshop tidy and productivity high!
We'd like to introduce you to our latest industrial partner to join the team - coilcraft! Coilcraft design and manufacture inductors, transformers and filters, which we hope to use on our next car, NR11.
This afternoon the chassis team have been expanding aluminium honeycomb to use as a core in fibreglass and carbon fibre sandwich panels. These will then undergo punch tests to assess their suitability for use in NR11's chassis.
There's no "I" in teamwork but there is a "tea"! Starting the new term right with a cup of @yorkshiretea. Now that exams are all out the way we're hitting the ground running with 20 third years joining us to design our next car, NR11, that's a lot of people needing a lot of tea!
A quick look back at 2017 with our #2017bestnine. Thanks for all of your support, we know those numbers will be much bigger this year!
We'd like to wish all of our followers, our industrial partners, and everyone who's helped us out throughout 2017, a HAPPY NEW YEAR! We would also like to welcome you all to join us on our journey into 2018, which we believe will be our best year yet!
Huge thanks to our Industrial Partner MSC Software for providing us with licences for some of their software packages, chief of which is their Multibody Dynamics Simulation Software - Adams. We'll be using it to model our current car NRX, and our next car NR11 to optimise our performance and reduce development time.
From all of us at Newcastle Racing, we'd like to wish all of our followers (over 1000!), all of our industrial partners, and all the other great people who help us do what we do, a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
NRX as you've never seen it before! This is just a short snippet of video from Thursday when team leader Tom took to the track to test the car. The footage captured of our rocker based steering system and air shock suspension will be synchronised with data from various sensors to allow us to better understand the car's dynamics.
So yesterday the weather finally held out and we managed to get NRX out the track for some valuable testing. Huge thanks to Teeside Autodrome/Karting for letting us use their track!
Today's testing was halted by a temperature -6 degrees and a covering of snow. That didn't stop us making the best of a bad situation and calling an impromptu snowy photoshoot! Hopefully we'll get the car on track before Christmas for that all important testing.
Friday's shakedown went amazingly well as we headed over to Exhibition Park for a low speed test of our high and low voltage systems, new brake pads and improved suspension setup. Head over to out Facebook page for the full video. Once more, a huge thanks to @northumbriapol.
Music: www.bensound.com at Exhibition Park
We love it when a plan comes together at Newcastle Racing. Today we risked a few scrapes over the curbs and cobbles to get the car to Exhibition Park for a trouble free shakedown before our first test of the year on Monday. Fingers crossed the weather holds! Huge thanks to @northumbriapol for making this possible. Keep your eyes peeled for more footage from both tests.
View for the day for the lucky vehicle dynamics engineer who gets to act as human ballast for suspension setup. Rule 1 don't move, rule 2 don't sneeze, rule 3 don't drink too many cups of tea beforehand...
A nice arty shot of our Vehicle Dynamics engineer drilling a hole in our steering column to fit data logging sensors for our upcoming test. Swipe for a much less arty shot of how things looked from the outside!
How long does it take two engineers to put up a banner? Turns out it's about twenty minutes, but definitely worthwhile when it looks this good. Huge thanks to Surf and Turf for providing it!
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