Cyclone Racing’s formula team upgrades aero, drivetrain in race for podium position

Story courtesy of the ISU News Service  6-6-18 update: Engineers like to say they’re problem-solvers. Well, the students of Cyclone Racing Formula SAE had some hands-on training as they tackled problem after problem at the Formula North competition in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The biggest problem? Engine trouble. The solution: “a hotel parking lot engine swap,” said … Continue reading Cyclone Racing’s formula team upgrades aero, drivetrain in race for podium position

Formula SAE Team tests its engineering skills at international competition

Members of Iowa State’s Formula SAE Team are going flat out to build a mini racing car that can show off their engineering skills. Designs for a super-light, 350-pound car are all drawn up. The chassis is welded. The single-cylinder, 450-cubic-centimeter motorcycle engine is rebuilt and mounted. The suspension control arms and uprights are manufactured. “The car … Continue reading Formula SAE Team tests its engineering skills at international competition