Title

RC Baja - The WildCat

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

The objective of the RC Baja project was to build an RC car in compliance with the rules of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Student Professional Development Conference. This is important because it allows CWU to compete against other schools in the region in the Baja race. The methods employed to complete the objective were that each system (drive train, frame, steering, and suspension) would be designed, analyzed, manufactured, and tested by a principal engineer. The four systems were then integrated into the final assembly by all team members, according to the computer aided-design drawings created. Through project management and teamwork, it was found that an RC Baja car could be built from our initial ideas, with many changes along the way to counter the problems that we discovered. Complete testing and data collection has yet to be performed due to the scheduling of the project. The Baja race will be held on April 19th, 2013, with additional testing and data collection beyond that date. At this point in the project, the conclusion is that a working prototype has been created from initial ideas at the beginning of the school year.

Poster Number

6

Faculty Mentor(s)

Charles Pringle

Additional Mentoring Department

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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RC Baja - The WildCat

SURC Ballroom C/D

The objective of the RC Baja project was to build an RC car in compliance with the rules of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Student Professional Development Conference. This is important because it allows CWU to compete against other schools in the region in the Baja race. The methods employed to complete the objective were that each system (drive train, frame, steering, and suspension) would be designed, analyzed, manufactured, and tested by a principal engineer. The four systems were then integrated into the final assembly by all team members, according to the computer aided-design drawings created. Through project management and teamwork, it was found that an RC Baja car could be built from our initial ideas, with many changes along the way to counter the problems that we discovered. Complete testing and data collection has yet to be performed due to the scheduling of the project. The Baja race will be held on April 19th, 2013, with additional testing and data collection beyond that date. At this point in the project, the conclusion is that a working prototype has been created from initial ideas at the beginning of the school year.