|October 1, 2001.
|Meeting at RWDI's office (Guelph, ON) to discuss how to proceed with the
car's design and testing.
The car had been designed with 4 wheels, however, a change in the design to 3 wheels is under consideration.
A 4 wheel design is more stable but heavier than a 3 wheel design.
A 3 wheel design may have more air drag than a 4 wheel design.
A model will be built to accommodate changes to the number of wheels, front nose and the canopy to find the most aerodynamically efficient design.
It is important to have a design with minimum drag since most of the energy is used to overcome wind resistance.
A preliminary computer analysis of the present design will be tested first.
|Dean McLanders, Steve Reddick, Marcelo da Luz, Shawn Walker, Doug Sillery and Jack Netzke (not in the picture).|