The prototype prepared by MADI students can be called a real car only conditionally. A car shaped like a drop can be compared with a space capsule. Such a design made it possible to reduce the drag coefficient to 0.11–0.12. For comparison: among the best representatives of production cars, this figure barely approaches 0.2.From the heat in the cockpit rescue vent and the most ordinary bottle of water. From the heat in the cockpit rescue vent and the most ordinary bottle of water. Related Materials Electric car Phoenix: current The pilot is lying down. Levers are used to control the machine: gas on the right, rear brakes on the left. The pedal is the one and only, and she is responsible for the front brakes.
The car’s asceticism is explained by the Shell eco-marathon regulations. In this competition, it is important not to be the first to finish, but to wind more kilometers than the rest of the participants using a liter of fuel or kilowatt-hour of energy. In addition to prototypes, urban concepts participate in the marathon. They look like familiar cars with seats, two pedals, direction indicators and other attributes.
The MADI Eco-Team prototype is participating in the competition of the most economical and environmentally friendly for the fifth time. The second Russian team, from the Ufa State Aviation Technical University (USATU), went to the start in the prototype category for the first time - and gained valuable experience for it, in passing having received the award “For perseverance and the will to win”.
What's under the hood?
The prototype is a triumph of minimalism, and each engineering solution is aimed at reducing the mass of the car. The volume of the tanks is from 37 to 250 ml.The PROTOTYPE case is made of lightweight materials: carbon and aluminum. Some items are printed on a 3D printer. As a result, the machine of Moscow engineers approached a mass of 40 kg. The PROTOTYPE case is made of lightweight materials: carbon and aluminum. Some items are printed on a 3D printer. As a result, the machine of Moscow engineers approached a mass of 40 kg. Related Materials The Russian team received a prize in Formula Student The length of the race track is 1.5 km. Drive 10 laps on it and not burn extra fuel - this is not an easy task. All hope for a modified Honda GX35 engine with a displacement of 35 cm 3 . Opponents use similar engines with power from 1 to 1.5 hp. And not only from eminent manufacturers, but also created in their own design bureaus. In everyday life, such motors are suitable only for gardening equipment. Gasoline participants use eco-marathon regular. As part of the competition, Shell V-Power fuel is poured into all vehicles.
Liter at all
The results of a whole year of work of the whole team depend on the pilot’s skill. After all, it is necessary to control such a machine in a special way: maintain a speed of 20-30 km / h, at any opportunity to coast, with the engine turned off. On the last lap, you can start the engine two or three times. It’s better not to press the brake pedal at all, so as not to waste precious fuel for subsequent acceleration.Engineers worked hard to create a car. Now the turn of the pilots. Engineers worked hard to create a car. Now the turn of the pilots.
Since every kilogram counts, fragile girls most often sit behind the wheel, or rather, lie down. The main pilot of MADI Eco-Team - Tatyana Fedorova - weighs only 52 kg. Unfortunately, for family reasons, she was unable to take part in the British race. She was replaced by a heavier pilot. However, the difficulties did not prevent the team from improving their last year result from 193 km per liter of fuel to 238.27 km!The first place in the race was taken by the team Microjoule-La Joliverie from France. Their car drove 2503 km per 1 liter - and this run would be enough to get from France to Russia! The first place in the race was taken by the team Microjoule-La Joliverie from France. Their car drove 2503 km per 1 liter - and this run would be enough to get from France to Russia!
Ahead - Top 20
The captain of the MADI Eco-Team Andrei Sotskov is pleased with the race and has set ambitious goals: “We showed a good result. But for the next Shell eco-marathon, we are already preparing another car, which will help us reach a new level. Our goal is to enter the top twenty and drive about 500-600 km per liter of fuel. ”The MADI Eco-Team is already working on a new car to participate in future eco-marathons. The MADI Eco-Team is already working on a new car to participate in future eco-marathons.