Team members modified a Yamaha 450 dirt bike engine to meet the special needs of the Cal Poly Formula SAE race car, making the engine more powerful, reliable and drivable in this application.
Sponsored through a National Science Foundation grant, these students designed a safe and efficient vehicle which is used to transport an adaptive paddle vehicle to a launch ramp, then launch and retreive the vessel. The vessel, designed in another Senior project, carries a paddler who is affected by paraplegia or a similar condition.
This system allows flight data to be collected from light aircraft and used for calibration of the aircraft instruments.
Sponsored senior project teams study and apply techniques of the engineering design process including problem definition, concept generation, feasibility studies and decision making.