Julier Formula Student Electrical Race Car as Television Star

Yesterday the local television station Tele 1 collected film material for a report about the “Julier” Formula Student team. The team did run more tests on the Alpnach air field, and this time the weather was much better compared to the last weekend. With the risk to get sun burned 😉

Until Tele 1 publishes the material, I have here pictures from the scene, the team and the car.

Camera, and Action

Camera, and Action

Backside of chassis with compartment above the batteries open:

Chassis with open battery compartment

Chassis with open battery compartment

The car uses electrical brakes to recuperate energy into the batteries. Additional mechanical brakes are used:

Motor with Mechanical Brake

Motor with Mechanical Brake

Mechanical Brake Detail

Mechanical Brake Detail

Cooling is needed for the motors and for the DC motor controller:

Water Cooling System

Water Cooling System

First electrical tests and turning on the system for a check. For safety reasons, electrical isolated gloves are used, and one person always is ready to hit the emergency off button:

Electrical Startup Test

Electrical Startup Test

With a weight of only 175 kg, 4 person can lift the car:

Lifting the Car

Lifting the Car

Driver Preparation for the Test Run

Driver Preparation for the Test Run

Cockpit View

Cockpit View

Going through the Check List

Going through the Check List

The feedback from the pilot is very important: he ‘feels’ how the system reacts, so he can give guidance what to fine tune and to improve:

Test Run Analysis

Test Run Analysis

Update: Tele1 has published the report:

 

 

Happy Racing 🙂

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