Composites

Testing Resolution Over the Winter Break

Over the winter break the team have been busy first preparing for Resolution’s arrival and then carrying out an extensive testing programme on Resolution, allowing us to discover previous limitations and improve our design. Early on Pavel Kohout, our Head … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Eco-Composites

Despite our main focus at CUER being to build a race-winning solar car, we also feel it’s important to focus our interests on other areas of sustainable technology too. With this in mind, Chief Engineer Peter and I set out … Continue reading

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Chocks away!

“Impossible is simply the opinion of those who doubt. “ Today we marked a huge milestone in our bid to win the World Solar Challenge! It’s been a long time coming, and a lot of hard work – but we … Continue reading

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Mechanical Team Blog Post- Lent Week 8

So that is it, another term at Cambridge is over all too soon! Huge amounts of progress have been made! Sorry this post is a little late. As always with the end of term, there are many distractions tying up … Continue reading

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Mechanical Team Blog- Lent Term Week 7

Build Progress: Steve and Thomas welcome you to our new build workshop. This week, a stiffener (which also acts as the steering rack mounting block) was fitted to the chassis.

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Mechanical Team Blog- Lent Week 5

Build progress: Bulkhead consolidation, which has been ongoing for the past 3 weeks, is almost complete. One more session on this is needed in a couple of weeks time to complete this, however the critical parts of the car’s structure … Continue reading

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Inspire & Innovate – CUER & Ardingly

Building any type of vehicle is not a simple task; it requires knowledge about mechanics, dynamics, electrics, power and safety. This year, we’re celebrating 6 years of designing, building and racing solar cars. The experience and expertise we’ve picked up … Continue reading

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Mechanical Team Blog: Lent Term Weeks 3 and 4

It has been a very busy two weeks for the mechanical team. As a result I did not have time to write a blog last week, so here goes with a two week catch up on what we have been … Continue reading

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Mechanical Team: Lent Term Week 2

Week two is done. We are 1/4 of the way though term already! Thankfully the temperatures have been rising (ever so slightly) and the snow has been melting which made manufacturing this weekend a little more bearable for the ever increasing … Continue reading

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Mechanical Team: Lent Term Week 1

The snow welcomed us back to Cambridge this week and also marked the return of my weekly blog! We are in the year of WSC 2013… Time to get excited. Allot has happened over the holidays. As you will have … Continue reading

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