We've made a lot of progress on the car, although
it still has a ways to go before competition.
will be able to steer once the front gearbox is mounted.
This is one of our front hubs, and as you can see, they
are huge! The axle diameter is 1.25 inches. On a standard
bike wheel, this same dimension is only about 0.375 inches.
The axles are like this to allow the car to take a beating
without any components breaking.
However, we were still able to keep the weight of
our whole steering setup (including the hubs) quite
reasonable. The hubs were designed and made by us.
Here's the back of the car. The engine is mounted along
with the EFI kit, and drives a standard centrifugal clutch.
The left-hand drive of the Odyssey hub allowed the
engine to be fairly centered, but still line up with the
The car doesn't quite drive yet, but it's really close.
We've also been working on designing the shell, and
we'll start building that next semester as well.