Title

RC Car Optimized for Speed

Lead Author Major

Mechanical Engineering

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Kyle Watson

Faculty Mentor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract/Artist Statement

The purpose of this project is to design and fabricate a remote controlled car that is optimized for speed, with the intent of breaking the world record. This project was chosen to encourage the idea of competition in the RC community using engineering design rather than kit parts alone. The motivation for this project was to push the limits in RC vehicle speed. A custom design for the chassis, gearbox, and all supporting pieces were designed based on results from FEA and dynamic analyses. Purchased components, such as shocks and motors, were chosen using decision matrices. The optimized car performed well as expected and with further testing and refinement could potentially reach the goal of breaking the world speed record.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

7-5-2020 2:30 PM

End Date

7-5-2020 4:00 PM

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RC Car Optimized for Speed

School of Engineering & Computer Science

The purpose of this project is to design and fabricate a remote controlled car that is optimized for speed, with the intent of breaking the world record. This project was chosen to encourage the idea of competition in the RC community using engineering design rather than kit parts alone. The motivation for this project was to push the limits in RC vehicle speed. A custom design for the chassis, gearbox, and all supporting pieces were designed based on results from FEA and dynamic analyses. Purchased components, such as shocks and motors, were chosen using decision matrices. The optimized car performed well as expected and with further testing and refinement could potentially reach the goal of breaking the world speed record.