We've had quite a lot of people following the simple scratch build project SG1 (Simply Green) and today it reached the point of being a race ready car. http://greenpowereasybuild.blogspot.co.uk/
For those who haven't heard of the project the challenge was to build a competitive car without using anything that might cause problems in a school, so no milling, turning, grinding, welding, composites or dangerous chemicals. Despite having a lathe and angle grinders in the workshop they have gone untouched, even 30mm square section aluminium bar was cut with a hacksaw. Despite that the finished car has only taken a total of 65 man hours to complete
Hopefully we'll be able to get someone to produce CAD drawings of some of the key parts such as steerings hubs, our drawings were very much back of the envelope! Some of the design decisions might be controversial but the reasoning behind them is explained.
First outing will be at Kirkistown in Northern Ireland where local students have volunteered to drive SG1, novice drivers in a new car on a new circuit; quite a learning curve!
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