Posted by cmerrild on Tuesday Feb 19, 2013 Under News
The new car is coming. The designing process is almost finished and the production of our 6th generation racecar is on the way. The design implement several improvements, based on our experience from our last car. For example, the gearshift system has been updated. This system controls the gearing in the gearbox. The system is operated by to pedals on the steering wheel.
We analysed the gear-shift system and it became clear that improvements could be made. Instead of using a linear electric actuator to move the gearshift-arm, we designed a system based on an brushless-digital-servomotor. The new system is designed to provide a weight-reduction of 80 %. The new system weighs about 250 g.
Posted by cmerrild on Tuesday Feb 19, 2013 Under News
This year we will attend the Baltic Open competition in Helsinki. It will be the 10th anniversary Baltic Open competition, and a celebration of the informal and great attitude, that always has been associated with the event. Part of the application to attend the event is a video. We want to share the video with you, enjoy.
Posted by cmerrild on Wednesday Jul 18, 2012 Under Events, News
What does a spin in the G5 racer look like? Take a look at the video, and find out. This footage was shoot at the Fomula Student event at Silverstone 2012. The lap shown, was our fastest attempt at the sprint competition, enjoy.
Posted by cmerrild on Friday Jul 13, 2012 Under Events, News
This (danish) report was shot a few hours before we left for Silverstone. It focuses on a technical problem we had with the engine. As a result of a great team effort we got the engine running, and we could start our journey for Silverstone.
Posted by cmerrild on Sunday May 13, 2012 Under Events, News
The team has applied to participate in this year Baltic Open competition. The event will take place in august near Darmstadt. Baltic Open is a nonofficial event, giving teams a great opportunity to practice racing while meeting other teams. The social aspect between the teams is an important part of Baltic Open. Participating has to be fun, that’s why we have made this film.
To apply for the event, all teams are required to submit a short entertaining film about the car. Click below to see our contribution.
On March 1st we got the engine running. This was a major milestone on our road towards this year completion at Silverstone. After a period with vast activity on the project it is rewarding for all involved, to see results. And we got good results – the engine started well! We predict it will output more power than it did in the old car, mainly due to our new exhaust, supercharging systems and new drivetrain.
Preparing for first engine run in the G5
Having a functional engine means that many subsystems, mechanical and electric has to work together, which they do now. This brings us a lot closer to the test track. Next big step is to prepare for a test on a “rolling road”. This will allow us to test the engine, supercharger, fuel-system and drivetrain at successive higher loads, until we are certain it is ready for track testing. Preparing for this test means a completion of several systems. Among those who still need work done are, the antirollbar setup, flooring in front of the driver and finishing the fuel tank.
Posted by cmerrild on Tuesday Dec 13, 2011 Under News
It’s about to happen. All the systems related to the engine is coming together, and we’re almost ready to fire it up for the first time in the G5 racecar. We have managed to produce complicated components such as complete self-designed and made exhaust system, and drive wheels for the supercharger. The new car also features a brand new fuelline design with an external fuelpump and a tank made of thin aluminum-sheet.
We’re excited to get it up and running.
Self-desigened and made wheels for the supercharger drive.
Posted by cmerrild on Wednesday Aug 24, 2011 Under Events, News
Baltic Open logo
After a long period of fabrication, it’s finally racing time. This time we’re heading to Sweden. Baltic Open 2011 is arranged by Clear River Racing. It’s an unofficial competition which provide a great opportunity to meet with teams from Scandinavia and Germany. Read more about the event here.
We hope to have a good time, and to gain more racing experience. We will be racing the G3 – that recently has been repaired as we had some trouble with the power-take-out shaft. The shaft broke and left the engine running without the supercharger. We hope the rebuild will work, now that the design is modified for better durability.
All the lasercut pieces has been welded in place, and a complete spaceframe chassis is the result. Through a long process of measuring and constructing weldments jigs – we have accomplished building a fairly accurate construction, with the right mounting points for the engine and suspension joints. Today we finally disconnected the chassis from the weldments jigs, a great milestone.
The team has maneged to complete the designphase of the 5th Unicorn racer. The result is based on experience from both 3rd and 4th generation Unicorn racers. The improvement of the design has mainly been focused on better durability and weight reduction. Among many changes I can revile that we have cut substantial weight, by redesigning drive-train and a different shock-absorber type. Further changes of the chassis design has been necessary to comply with the 2011 rule set, the complete chassis weighs in at 28 kg (estimated).
We have started the fabrication of the new car, and the chassis should soon be assembled. The lasercutting of all the tubes for the space-frame has been done by our sponsor Hosta Industries A/S, which has been a great help. The work continues at a steady pace, and w