2015-02-16 – eLi15’s successful inital rolling tests

The proof of pudding is in the eating – that was the right reason to start testing our eLi15 for the season 2015 last week after our weekly teammeeting. What has been just been a CAD model a few weeks ago, is now able to stand on it’s own wheels and is due to be optimized during the coming weeks.

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Our validation plan requires weekly testing and impoving the car to ensure that the car and the new driver, Julia, who will steer the car for the first time this year, are ready for the competitions.

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To sum up the first test in one single word: successful! The new steering concept has shown up to be more efficient/ direct than the seasons before. Also the new monocoque has shown a reduction in mass.

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We are just a few points on the checklist away from presenting our car at the Roll-Out Event on March 26 2015 in front our supporters.

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We hope to successfully continue the testing sessions every week which will lead to the official presentation of eLi15 at the Roll-Out event to celebrate and kick-start the 2015 season of competitions.

2015-01-29 – Internal Presentation of eLi15

As we wanted to show all members of TUfast e.V. what we achieved in the past months, we invited everyone for a pre-presentation of eLi15.

After a short speech of our teamleader Lisa, every member of the TUfast Eco Team was given the honor to present his/her own part.

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To say ‘thank you’ for the good cooperation between the teams, we ensured that nobody had to go home hungry or thirsty. In a cozy atmosphere a lot of information between teammembers was exchanged.

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A good sign for a good party and a great climate between the teams!

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2014-12-09 – Christmas celebration

As every year, also this year TUfast e.V. invited its members as well as all its sponsors to a christmas celebration in the workshop.
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During many conversations regarding the different vehicles, everyone enjoyed the good and diverse food. In some obligatory presentations, the past season was summarized briefly for all visitors. In particular, the Eco Team told of its many setbacks, most of no fault of its own, which were characteristic for the past year. However, the speakers gave an optimistic perspective for the upcoming season – each vehicle aiming at new records. The “presentations” were eased by some Christmas interludes as well as by many, often unintended, jokes.
With some dessert, glogg and patties the evening went on relaxed.

We wish all friends of TUfast e.V. a Merry Christmas!

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2014-10-06 – Recruiting event

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We would like to invite all students interested in our project to this years recruiting event. At these events, we will tell you about our project, team and organisation!

Swing by on:
Thursday, Oct. 09 at 4 pm and
Thursday, Oct. 16 at 3 pm

in room MW 1050 on the Campus Garching, Mechanical Engineering building.

We look forward to meeting you!

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2014-06-26 – EducEco 2014 in Colomiers

Only one week after the competition in Rotterdam, the TUfast Eco Team made ist way to Colomiers (near Toulouse) in southern France. Within one week the team had worked intensively to further improve Eli 14, and to, on the one hand, find out, why our efforts had been rewarded with no more than 17th place at the Rotterdam competition and to increase the vehicles reliability on the other hand. As a third step, the well-known motor controller took the place of the new one, reason being the regulations of the French competition that permitted commercial products within this category.

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