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  1. #1
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    UCP Supercar II

    Hi guys,

    I was thinking lately, that it might be nice to do another supercar-project, smilar to the one three years ago, but this time a bit more professional.

    We could stick to the way the manufacturers design complete vehicles and use proper designs,calculations and whatever is needed in the progress.

    The scheme I think is best to use is this:

    I have been learned this is similar as to the way the manufacturers work.

    I was thinking we might be able to form groups to handle each of these departments, to everyone's likings and skills.

    If possible we could perhaps created a full 3D-CAD model of our own UCP-Supercar ! That seems like a very cool prospect,right ?

    I am very curious what everyone thinks and if we can get this running ! Post your initial idea's,suggestions and whatever else comments you got here. Can I/we count YOU in as well ?

    Hopefully we will all learn something of this and have a great time doing it

    S.

    First Edit:

    Include Chassis in the lowest part of the diagramme.
    Last edited by drakkie; 01-08-2008 at 02:21 AM.

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    I am in!

    ...my key interest is in the engine/driveline departments but I still like to see how almost everything else comes along. Personally I don't know what type of car we would be designing but I would hope that it is either a lightweight track car (road legal of course) or a good GT. Both would be considered "supercars".

    I don't really care what fuel source is decided on but I still think that diesel deserves a chance in a super GT. Heck with todays technology we could probably figure an interesting track car using diesel...

    Hopefully those envolved can be counted on to maintain an amount of respect for all others and try to get this rolling as smoothly as possible.
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    If more than one person is going to be working on a particular section, a "technical director" or whatever you want to call it should be consider. So for example, if 5 people are working the driveline they should all report to the Driveline Technical Director. The technical director would then report to the project manager.

    The project manager should have visibility of the entire project but shouldn’t have to micromanage each component.

    I also think that Styling/Design should be moved below the Complete Car, but that may not be the way it is done.
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alastor
    If more than one person is going to be working on a particular section, a "technical director" or whatever you want to call it should be consider. So for example, if 5 people are working the driveline they should all report to the Driveline Technical Director. The technical director would then report to the project manager.

    The project manager should have visibility of the entire project but shouldn’t have to micromanage each component.

    I also think that Styling/Design should be moved below the Complete Car, but that may not be the way it is done.
    I can agree with that

    The guys from complete car, need to make sure that every proposed thing will fit in the total package. My teachers gave examples from the development of the Volvo 480. They made a plastic body, without realising that the radio would have no receive. These things complete vehicle has to prevent and manage. Quite the challenge.

    I personally volunteer to play project manager,if everyone agrees ?. Perhaps I can have a chat with my teacher and ask him for advice,help,tips and whatever more on the progress. He worked in the industry until last year so he has plenty of experience.

    Perhaps the project groups, need to make a short report of their progress every time or something ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakkie
    Perhaps the project groups, need to make a short report of their progress every time or something ?
    Definitely, you are going to need regular updates from each team. That is something that should be outlined in the schedule.

    The schedule along with the design requirements are one of the first things that you may want to define. However, before you can complete either of those you are probably going to need to form the teams so that you can get feedback on what kind of time and knowledge people can provide.

    Also, if you want to generate the car in CAD some standardization, file types for example, will be needed if you want to bring all the parts into a single solid model. A poll may be needed to figure out who access to what engineering software.
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alastor
    Definitely, you are going to need regular updates from each team. That is something that should be outlined in the schedule.

    The schedule along with the design requirements are one of the first things that you may want to define. However, before you can complete either of those you are probably going to need to form the teams so that you can get feedback on what kind of time and knowledge people can provide.

    Also, if you want to generate the car in CAD some standardization, file types for example, will be needed if you want to bring all the parts into a single solid model. A poll may be needed to figure out who access to what engineering software.
    Thanks, some fine ideas as well !

    I'll try and translate some formats we use,for our project groups. These cover most of these subjects. might be handy.

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    Shouldn't there be some consideration given to the chassis? It sounds certainly interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tiv
    Shouldn't there be some consideration given to the chassis? It sounds certainly interesting.
    Sorry. Include that.

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    Dibs on being the official driver.
    Rockefella says:
    pat's sister is hawt
    David Fiset says:
    so is mine
    David Fiset says:
    do want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockefella
    Dibs on being the official driver.
    Dibs on tampering with the car so it mysteriously crashes and blows up.
    "We went to Wnedy's. I had chicken nuggest." ~ Quiggs

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnynumfiv
    Dibs on tampering with the car so it mysteriously crashes and blows up.
    DIAF.
    Rockefella says:
    pat's sister is hawt
    David Fiset says:
    so is mine
    David Fiset says:
    do want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockefella
    DIAF.
    Yes, you would, but maybe the crash would kill you first?
    "We went to Wnedy's. I had chicken nuggest." ~ Quiggs

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnynumfiv
    Yes, you would, but maybe the crash would kill you first?
    I don't think he can be killed.
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    i want in too!
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    this could prove intresting
    i would like to have a say in the design

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