March 7, 2020
Engineering Day is hosted every year by the College of Enginnering at the University of Kentucky. For the past 5 years we have been inivited to talk about our club and show off our car. This year was no diffrent as we brought out FK03 and were able to have young children sit in the car and then we started it up for the crowd to hear. It was overall a very succesful day and we look forward to doing it again next year.
March 7, 2020
The first test day of the semester took place on 15th of February. The team got several hours of testing in and the car ran with minimal troubles. We were able to reward four of our hardest working members with seat time in FK03. Unfortunately, the day ended prematurely when the rear chassis bar bent due to fatigue and improper support. This issue was fixed with further reinforcement of the rear chassis member thanks to some very hard work from our Chassis Subsystem members.
On march 1st we held our most extensive test day to date with an estimated 25 miles on the car in a single day. We faced no major mechanical issues and gathered a lot of good information from the car. The only issue we faced was overheating, which we are attempting to remedy by testing different radiator setups. Overall, our spring testing is going phenomenally thus far.
Our last test day before spring break is on March 8th to test four difffent radiators.
January 22, 2020
Each year Formula Student compiles a World Ranking for Formula SAE teams based on the teams improvement from the previous year, their performance in the competition(s) they attended that year, and the level of competition faced at the competition(s).