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Monday, May 16 • TBA
Team H&H RC Baja Drivetrain

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A need for a drivetrain and steering system that could provide locomotion and directional control for the H&H RC Baja racecar was needed. The RC Baja event is a competition hosted yearly by the CWU ASME club in which teams of engineering students compete against each other to test the effectiveness of the respective vehicle designs. The car needs to be able to compete in three events: a drag race, slalom course, and a Baja course event. This was accomplished by designing and manufacturing several parts from different materials utilizing a range of manufacturing techniques to produce sub-assemblies and that made up the drivetrain systems. The system was constructed using a variety of methods including; machining of parts, 3d printing, and off the shelf parts. The RC car was designed in SolidWorks a parametric modeling software to ensure manufactured parts were easy to assemble the systems was designed using; material analysis, statics, and concepts from mechanical design, across 12 unique engineering analysis to guide the engineering decisions and manufacturing processes and ensure the car would meet all requirements set forth by not drivetrain engineer but also the suspension and chassis engineer. The results of this work were a vehicle capable of a top speed of 25mph, climbing inclines up to 30 degrees and drivetrain assembly weighing less than 4 pounds.


William Hedlund

Undergraduate, Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Chris Berkshire

Mentor, Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction (ETSC)

Jeunghwan Choi, PhD

Mentor, Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

Monday May 16, 2022 TBA

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