Saturday, April 24, 2010


We were able to go out to Massy Park to run Kimberly for her first test drive! We have some engine issues at lower RPMs, and a few electrical issues with our battery. All in all we were able to drive for an hour without any significant mechanical issues.

- Wes
Jon ready just in case the car catches on fire

Biehl driving at Massy Park

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Where the rubber meets the road.

Things we've been doing: frying ECUs, grommeting metal around the seat and firewall, making a chain guard, finishing the gear indicator, attaching the brake light, making the body faring, attaching the impact attenuator, writing up our business presentation...

All that to say, its the little things that are killing us right now. The team is burning out from working so hard for so long and it seems like this car is never going to be complete. We need a good swift kick in the pants to finish this car and start driving!

- Wes

Female mold being sanded outside

Wes spraying DuraTec into Female for better surface

After finishing the DuraTec

Wet sanding up to 1000 grit

Now for the waxing process. Karate Kid anyone?

Firewall and grommet material

Ben with his new and improved top hats

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's been a long time.

Recent update on the team: final senior design presentations were given on Monday, car is nearing competition ready, the female mold for the body is being sanded, and we are still having some trouble with the electronics.

We also want everyone to know that we are holding a Sponsor/Alumni Event on May 2nd from 4-7pm. We would like to show our appreciation for hte funding and services that our sponsors have provided, and the wealth of knowledge tha we have recieved from the alumni of our program. This is an opportunity to see the product of your generosity and our hard work! Dinner will be provided and  the event will take place at Massie Park in Cedarville. If want to attend please contact Andrew Biehl.

- Wes Muntz

Fitting the seat belt.

 Male mold after sanding and before spraying with DuraTec.

Wes spraying the DuraTec.

Putting on the fiberglass for the female mold.

After the first two layers of glass

Biehl practicing driving.

The new solar boat for the Frisian Solar Challenge.