Mechanics, Chassis and Body, we’re the definition of ‘does what it says on the tin’. This is the team that is responsible for where everything goes and making sure that it stays there!

 

As a team, we turn the raw sections of steel, aluminium and anything fancier that we can get our hands on, into a work of art which will be our race car chassis. Every single component that is manufactured or purchased during the duration of the projects timescale will be joined to it in some form or another, meaning that interfacing with each team is fundamental if we are to have a chassis of optimum performance. Rigidity, efficiency and safety are of utmost importance throughout all our work, as we strive to create the best chassis we can with the time, money and resources available to us.

 

Apart from the chassis, we’re in charge of the body. That’s right! The looks. The styling. The panache. It’s all on us. But, it can’t just look good, it needs to function even better. Of course, huge rear wings, splitters and canards all look fantastic, but we are focusing on a more compact and straightforward design before we commit team members to that kind of research.

 

Finally, they’ve both got to be joined together. Yeah, it’s all well and good having 2 major feats of engineering sitting on the workshop floor beside one-another, they’ll look great. Although, it’s kind of essential that they fit together, with everything inside them including a full-size human. We’ve definitely got our work cut out for us, but if it was easy everybody would be doing it. So, we’re diving head first in to the deep with our big boy flippers on and going for it. Over the course of the next 10 months or so there’ll be; a minimum amount of blood, astonishing amounts of sweat and undoubtedly a few tears along the way. Up to and including this stage in the overall project, the team have been amazing, and the work is being taken head on by all involved. It’s running smoothly as of now and will be all the way through ‘til the end.

Meet The Team

Matthew McCormack
Mechanical Team Captain
Andrew Boland
Captain
Shane ConroyCian McBreartyEuan McDonnell
Ben FitzPatrick
Captain
Scott MulliganUmayr KundiConall Walsh
Robert LoweGlenn Gilmartin
Conrad SchaeferDean GahanWilliam Le Bas

50 Shades of UCD

50 Shades of UCD

Painting with highly pressurized cans that can explode? What an excellent idea
Pictured above, members of our Mech Team finish the first round of painting the chassis that you saw in our last post (…