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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!
Another time-lapse for another event. This time we're putting our new loading procedure into practice before going to Walsall FC for Discover Axminster tomorrow. Sure makes it look a lot easier than it was!
Our 2017-18 brochures, flyers and business cards have arrived and they look amazing! A huge thank you to SM-Print at Gateshead for all their help. We could not be happier with the finished result! #brochures #flyers #businesscards #printing #smprint #racing #fsuk #formulastudent #electric #electriccar #electricracecar #tradefair
Huge thanks to Colour Graphics for providing us with a new "What is Formula Student?" banner. It's now on temporary display alongside our Industrial Partner Quickgrind's banner in the foyer behind NR9. It will stay in this location until we head down to Discover Axminster on Thursday. #colourgraphics #banner #newbanner #formulastudent #fsuk #EV #electricracecar #electriccar #electricvehicle #promotionalmaterial #promo #discoveraxminster #axminster #bannerbants #networking #racing
After many months of hard work, it's with great excitement that we'd like to introduce you to our brand new website! Head over to newcastle-racing.co.uk to check it out (link in bio) . There you'll be able to find the latest team news, take a trip down memory lane to see our old cars, meet the team and our industrial partners, and finally find out how to contact us.
Huge thanks to Easy Composites for providing us with all we require to continue our
investigations into carbon fibre suspension systems. This tubing, braiding, resin and shrink tape
will hopefully provide us with a lightweight, easy to manufacture, and inexpensive way to
increase our performance out on the track. One step closer to the carbon fibre dream!
This evening Team Leader Tom and Vehicle Dynamics Engineer Cait are representing Newcastle Racing at the Automotive Council Technology Group drinks reception at Newcastle University's new Urban Sciences Building, where they'll be meeting industry leaders and talking all things automotive.
#formulastudent #fsuk #AutomotiveCouncilTechnologyGroup #networking #drinksreception #lookingsmart #electricvehicle #EV #newcastleuniversity #newcastleuni #urbansciences #quickgrind
Preparing NRX to showcase at the Automotive Council Technology Group reception tomorrow night.
#formulastudent #fsuk #racecar #car #electriccar #rebuild #automotive #suspension #drivetrain
As we say hello to Martin, it’s finally time to say goodbye to the to the pun-believable series of meet the team Tuesday:
Doing his best Floyd Mayweather impression, Martin will be doing plenty of bobbin and weaving as he considers the use of S-Glass for our next chassis. Like all our team members, Martin has more than one role. Having said that when Martin first joined our rapid prototyping team we weren’t sure how he’d fit in, but then he printed a selfie in ultraviolet ink on our 3D printer, we sure see him in a different light now…. #racing #fsuk #formulastudent #electric #chassis #carbonfibre #honeycomb #aluminium #3Dprinting #Sglass #prototyping
After a week off, it's time for our PENULTIMATE meet the team Tuesday:
Having visited the team last year to see what Formula Student was all about, and uttered the famous words “Ry’ll be Back”, Ryan joined us this year as part of our chassis team. Researching new honeycomb materials, there will be Nomex-ing around, as he looks to make a lighter chassis for next year. He’s also one of our CAD supervisors, ensuring we go Back to basics when designing parts to help co-ordinate the assembly of the full model.
#fsuk #formulastudent #chassis #chassisengineer #engineeringpuns #becauseracecar #materialscience #nomex #carbonfibre #sandwichpanels #testing
It's with great pleasure that we can introduce you to our shiny new website at www.newcastle-racing.co.uk! For the moment it's just a holding page, but rest assured we're working hard on the final touches to the rest of the website. Once launched it will provide you with access to all thing's Newcastle Racing. Taking you on a trip down memory lane as far back as NR1, all the way up to the latest news. You'll be able to meet not only the team, but also have access to all of our industrial partners. Keep a look out on our Facebook and Instagram pages in the meantime to find out when we'll launch! #newwebsite #website #formulastudent #fsuk #worldwideweb #comingsoon #racing #racecar #electric #electricar #newcastleuni #newcastle
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