Here is a screenshot of some flow analysis Steven has been doing for our motor controller cooling plate. The design is almost finished and we’re looking into our options to have the part made. Unfortunately we are finding that we are hitting the limits of Flow Express on Solidworks and will have to run some more rigorous tests to ensure equal cooling throughout the plate.
We have run our first rough calculations for our motors in various configurations. Here you can see that there is a significant difference in the performance characteristics between the series and parallel configurations, as well as between 3rd and 4th gear. The numbers were calculated using our planned 96 volt pack for phase 1.
We have completed our motor mounting plan. Below is our current design for mounting the motors.
Each motor will drive a central shaft, which is connected to the transmission. This central shaft, as seen below, has undergone rigorous SolidWorks testing, and has been over engineered to withstand the immense torque and more.
Elektra has undergone some body modifications. As seen below, the motors fit!
We picked up our two brand new Warp 9 motors for Elektra UBC today, ordered through Electric Autosport. The motors look great and our Mech team is working on mounting and chain selection this week. The electrical guys have been meeting to discuss encoder and display options and progress is being made on our custom built motor controller as well!
We would like to welcome our new members as well! Jin, Simon and Peter joined the team this week and we’re glad to add their experience to our group.
Thank you again Thomas&Betts for your donation of terminals and the use of your heavy duty crimping tool to reassemble our battery pack. Due to the rearrangement of the packs we needed to make several new cables for the battery pack. The batteries are now reinstalled and the car will be ready to drive out of the shop this weekend.
It’s official! Elektra is our latest addition to the ECC.
This former gasoline powered drag beetle will one day become the fastest street legal electric drag racer. She is in excellent shape and ready to be upgraded into a state-of-the-art electric rocket. Check out the pictures below.
Comment: Special Thanks to Jason for delivering the car to UBC (from Calgary).
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Comment: Thanks for coming out guys.
Comment: Let them start working on her!
UBC Electric Car is finally starting our new electric drag car! The platform we’re using is… Another Beetle!! It’s a light rear wheel drive car with plenty of character and access to parts. The chassis is arriving on Friday so she needs a name. Any members are welcome to vote on the name of the new car. The survey link is can be found here
This is a photo of the car being delivered on this Friday!