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Old 13th December 2009, 22:41   #1
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Default "Karma" Wins FSAE Design Challenge 2009!

Hey guys, this is Rajeev from Team MHSSC Racing, Mumbai.

For those who are new to FSAE, in short, its a competition for engineering students who have to design & build their own race cars.

We had started the FSAE project 8 months back & a lot of bad luck & hard work later, we have managed to complete our FSAE car titled "Karma"

For those who have missed my earlier thread on the building of the car, here is the link-
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-fsae-car.html (Team MHSSC Racing- Our FSAE car!)

Karma participated in the FSAE design challenge 2009 held in chennai on 11th & 12th of november.

We bagged the 1st place in all the three events as follows-
1) 1st place in best design
2) 1st place in best presentation
3) 1st place as overall winner

to cut the long story short, here are the pics of the car-
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Congrats @Raj.
Thats quite an achievement and a deserving cheque.
The alloys are looking good. One snap should go to the Alloys showoff thread.

But congrats once again. Good show!
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Nice car bro..
The design is very simple and i like to keep the designs simple..

what all new innovations have u guys done to this car..??
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Congrats @Raj.
Thats quite an achievement and a deserving cheque.
The alloys are looking good. One snap should go to the Alloys showoff thread.

But congrats once again. Good show!
thanks a lot buddy.

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Nice car bro..
The design is very simple and i like to keep the designs simple..

what all new innovations have u guys done to this car..??

thanks a lot mate.

the design was kept simple on purpose as this was the first time we were making a FSAE car.

the car has-
the car has-
- a 250cc yamaha phazer engine capable of 40 bhp in stock condition
- soft compound yokohama advan A048 slick tyres
- a spool drive instead of a differential
- electronic gear shift
- custom made steering rack
- inboard rear brakes (on the rear shaft)
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Awesome! Now I know why your jeans look like that. Your Karma made you win. If you know what I mean.

Must be a great feeling after all that hard work, eh?
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Gosh ! I just love the steering wheel & the buttons on it.
Congratulations
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Congratulations to the team of 'Karma'.
How much are those cheques BTW?

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Congratulations to the team of 'Karma'.
How much are those cheques BTW?
First one is - 1,50,000
Second one is - 50,000
Third one is - 25,000
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the design was kept simple on purpose as this was the first time we were making a FSAE car.
Thats a good achievement bro..for the first time u guys made this car and won all the prizes..
my college juniors are planning for the next year's competition..


In your previous thread u have mentioned that the rollcage was completed in 2 days...Is that true..??
How did u guys even managed to do that so fast..??
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Where in Chennai was this competition hosted?
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^^ Remember reading in the newspapers that this was held at Anna University.
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Congratulations on making an awesome machine. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you guys spend over the course of these 8 months? Considering you've posted the stock horsepower ratings, did you do any modifications to the internals? Any plans to develop this further?
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Congrats! and a BHPian in the winning team too, super!
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Congrats! Rajiv.

This is probably the first time, a Team from our College has won (ever).

We did manage to get a 5th position in this year's BAJA Design Challenge and are now going to participate in the main event in January.

I remember these guys working on the car on the day when they were supposed to leave. The Transportation tempo was waiting outside and all the team members were busy assembling the whole car. Great work!
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Awesome! Now I know why your jeans look like that. Your Karma made you win. If you know what I mean.

Must be a great feeling after all that hard work, eh?
yeah, my jeans... its trash now!

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Gosh ! I just love the steering wheel & the buttons on it.
Congratulations
thanks neil. we wanted a more stylish wheel but alas...

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Congratulations to the team of 'Karma'.
How much are those cheques BTW?
neil has answered correctly!

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Thats a good achievement bro..for the first time u guys made this car and won all the prizes..
my college juniors are planning for the next year's competition..


In your previous thread u have mentioned that the rollcage was completed in 2 days...Is that true..??
How did u guys even managed to do that so fast..??
thanks buddy. yes, the frame was fabricated in 2 days flat! we needed to do it fast actually!

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Where in Chennai was this competition hosted?
in anna university.

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Congratulations on making an awesome machine. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you guys spend over the course of these 8 months? Considering you've posted the stock horsepower ratings, did you do any modifications to the internals? Any plans to develop this further?
we spent around 2.5 lakhs in this time period.

no mods to the engine till now due to unavailability of funds, it can of course be planned now.

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Congrats! and a BHPian in the winning team too, super!
thanks a ton buddy.

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Congrats! Rajiv.

This is probably the first time, a Team from our College has won (ever).

We did manage to get a 5th position in this year's BAJA Design Challenge and are now going to participate in the main event in January.

I remember these guys working on the car on the day when they were supposed to leave. The Transportation tempo was waiting outside and all the team members were busy assembling the whole car. Great work!
thanks a lot mate.

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