weeks of March 19 & 26
The 2018 FSAE competition is quickly approaching and the team has been working hard to finish major elements on the car. The week of March 19, the team has been working to finalize the required itemized cost report, which will be submitted April 2.
Last week, supports for the fuel tank were placed on the chassis. During a race, the fuel tank can vary in mass because of the continual decrease in fuel. In previous years, the tank was located on the left side of the car, creating an imbalance in weight.
This year, the fuel tank was moved to sit directly behind the driver so it won't disrupt the car's center of gravity. The hope is that the car will now handle more consistently throughout the race.