ASME East 2014: less than one week to go
April 6, 2014 by jnyyz
The team is planning to hit the road for Orlando on Thursday morning. Unfortunately, I will not be able to join them. Nor will I be able to witness the final stages of completion as I am travelling (elsewhere).
Here are some pictures of earlier stages of construction, taken over the last couple of weeks. (even earlier pictures here)
The team busy at work.
That’s a looong checklist.
The sanded shell. The similarity to Vortex is evident.
but Vortex didn’t have these holes.
The drivetrain structure is similar to Vortex, but is much lighter.
Setting up to make a disc wheel.
One of the finished wheels.
Calvin working on swingarms.
Victor shows up to apply his imaginative design. This time, he’s thinking about the suspension (while yelling in Klingon).
Upate: Here is a photo from the Rose Hulman FB page of the completed bike in action during the endurance event. Congrats to the hosts, University of Central Florida, for winning the overall event!
Update 2: U of T finishes 7th overall. Full results below:
some photos are starting to appear on the HPVDT facebook page.
Update 3: photos from the weekend are here.