Check here for all of the latest on what our students have accomplished with their recent work.
Hydraulic Hoses Measured and New Motor Fitted
David Plotzke and Cameron Ribail worked on the 100 mpg car. The students helped measure the car for hydraulic hoses. They also helped install the new high-speed electric motor. The car will utilize the motor as the accelerator.
Pumps, Hydraulic Mixer, and Heat Shield
The Plotzke brothers, David and Dan, help assemble the 100 mpg car. We assembled three pumps, the hydraulic mixer box, and the heat shield.
The Chassis is Finished
The chassis of the 100 MPG car is complete, and final parts installation has begun. Riely Brande helped Adam and Rick, our automotive experts, finish the car's chassis by cutting and installing the fiberglass floor boards.
Students Assist with Car Fiberglassing
David Plotzke joined Dr. McElligott, Rick Hanson, and Adam Sizemore to fiberglass the walls of the 100 mpg car. The walls will become part of the passenger compartment in the vehicle.
Students Help Fit Body Panels
Riley Brande and David Plotzke helped our experts Adam Sizemore and Rick Hanson manipulate the fiberglass side panels which will protect the driver from the componants on each side of them. They also realligned the body.
Special Headliner Donation
The Evergreen Corporation donated a special headliner that will eventually become the inside wall to the 100 mpg car. Pictured are Rick Hanson and Adam Sizemore demonstrating the positioning of the headliner.
Research Club Finishes Welding on Car
Nico Radda helped with the final welding of the car frame to prepare it for sanding and painting.
Riley Brande Assists with Work at the "Car Build"
On Saturday, February 9, students worked on the assembly of the final hydraulic fuel lines. Research Club member Riley Brande attended the work session.
Research Club has Two Entries in the Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Parade
Our 100 MPG race car apeared in the Thanksgiving Day Parade with Riely Brande in the seat. The Research Club sponsored their current projects for the parade, the 100 MPG race car and the new biofuel diesel car. Dr. Paul McElligott sponsors the club.
Engine Checks and Welding Car Heat Shields
Research Club members David Plotzke, Riley Brande, and Kari Smith all engaged in welding and checking the new muffler system on the 100 MPG car. Three videos on YouTube show all the action.
100 MPG Car Work Continues for Thanksgiving Day Parade
David Plotzke and Riely Brande, students of the Fountain Hills Research Club, helped Adam Sizemore create fasteners for the exhaust system and power train. The club has been working on this car since last year. It will appear in the Thanksgiving Day parade.
Riley Brande and Peter Carillo Come to the 100 MPG Car Build
Riley Brande and Peter Carillo of Fountain Hills High School help Adam Sizemore of Section Eight Engineering to complete the hydraulic fluid container for the 100 mpg car. The students learned a little welding along the way. Also in an attached video is a retest of the propane engine.