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The Very First MRT Newsletter

We at the McGill Racing Team have been working hard to give back to you, our supporters, in the best way. We are proud to announce that the first ever McGill Racing Team newsletter is here! We will be releasing approximately three a year, with a different theme each time. Being the first issue, there is a larger focus on the background and history of the team. Check it out on issuu at the following link:


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Diacarb Makes a Difference!

We would like to extend our thanks to Diacarb, a local machine shop, for lending us a hand in machining our differential mounts. As you can see, they came out really well! If you are looking for high quality machining, Diacarb can make the difference!


Lemay Outillage Rocking our World!

Lemay Outillage, another local machine shop, has given their support to the McGill Racing Team by machining our rockers. For any of your machining needs, look no further than Lemay Outillage, they produce high quality machine parts!

Lemay Outillage

St-Hubert Machine Shop; Satisfy your Splining Needs

A huge thank you goes out to St-Hubert Machine Shop, a local machine shop that specializes in all sorts of machining processes, such as gearing and splining. They have helped us by splining our driveshafts, stubshafts, and steering rack pinion! In the future, stay connected with St-Hubert Machine Shop!

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The McGill Engineering Open House 2014

On October 26th, McGill Engineering opened its doors to prospective students and families to promote the great opportunities in the faculty. We were there along with the other design teams to spread our passion for our project. Thank you to everyone who came and spoke with us, and we hope to see you at McGill next year! (and hopefully on our team)

To see more photos of the event, check out the appropriate album on our facebook page!

Open House 2

Join the McGill Racing Team’s Media and Communications subteam!

Specific Recruitment Flyer

The McGill Racing Team is looking for skilled and dedicated members to join their media and communications subteam! The open positions and their descriptions are listed below:

-Photographer/Videographer: Attend community outreach events to take pictures and videos. Attend important internal meetings to document the design process. Adept in photo/video editing software to produce high quality material to release to the community

-Newsletter Designer/Editor: Spearhead the effort to release at least 3 newsletter updates per year (Fall/Winter/Summer) The goal of the newsletter is to provide our followers and the community an update on our progress, the events we have attended, and our plan for the future. Adept in newsletter designing/publishing software such as Adobe InDesign

-Event Planner: The McGill Racing Team plans and hosts multiple events during the school year. This includes a design unveiling and sponsor visits. Must be comfortable writing proposals and interacting with multiple groups to ensure the success of events

-Web Designer: The McGill Racing Team currently occupies a McGill Blogs page. In order to have a more customizable website, the team would like to make the transition to a personal web page that is easier to modify. Looking for someone with experience designing, releasing, and maintaining webpages.

If you consider yourself qualified for any of these roles, please contact the team with a statement of intent. Please include experience, skills, and a motivational statement. The McGill Racing Team is a student run design team and therefore neither offers remuneration nor course credit for the work done by its members. The McGill Racing Team prides itself on providing its members with opportunities to complement their studies while also opening networking possibilities in the community.

To contact the McGill Racing Team, please email fsae@mail.mcgill.ca with subject “Media Team Application” and address your message to Matthieu Labaudinière

Additionally, please check out the team’s Facebook page and YouTube channel!

Carving the way to success with NSE Automatech!

The machining of our monocoque molds has begun! Thank you very much to NSE Automatech for their support in our journey to the top!


MRT Recruitment 2014/2015

For any new students who are looking to get involved with the McGill Racing team please fill out this form and attend the Information Meeting at 5:30pm on September 8th in Otto Maass 112!Recruitment Picture

Day 4: Formula SAE Electric 2014

Day 4: Post Endurance Team Photo

Day 4: Post Endurance Team Photo

Day 4: We started off the morning on the practice track to test the energy management system. We decided to run a constant power in order to avoid potential problems with the code screwing up the power available adjustment.
Afterwards, we did a complete mechanical inspection of the car, where we found everything in order. We got to the charging tent at 12:30 and the battery pack was full by 3:00. We journeyed to the track, where our first driver was ready to get in and start endurance. However, when we tried to begin the event, we found some issues with our controllers; the voltage limit was below our battery pack value. After changing the limit we got out on track and completed endurance with no problems. They checked our efficiency before we headed back to the paddock to back the trailer.
Interesting fact: All of the electric teams that started endurance also finished it, compared to a less than 50% completion rate for the combustion cars.
Later that evening, the public design review included our electric car, 1st in design, along with the top 3 designed combustion cars. Our captain, Paul, and our E-powertrain lead, Sam, spoke to the crowd about the design of our vehicle.
The night ended with the award ceremony, where we picked up trophies for design, autocross, and overall.
Here our a highlight of our results:
Design: 1st
Autocross: 1st
Endurance: 2nd
Presentation: 2nd
Overall: 2nd
We are very proud of our performance with our first ever electric car. Thanks to all of our friends, family, fans, and sponsors who have supported us up to this point.

Day 2 and Day 3: Formula SAE Electric 2014

Day 3: Tilt Test

Day 3: Tilt Test

Day 2: We started bright and early with design at 8:30. The judges were impressed by our car and the knowledge of our team members. We spent the time between design and cost getting ready to go back to electrical tech. After cost at 11:00, we put the finishing touches on the car before journeying back into electric tech at 12:30. We stayed there until it closed at 5:00 pm. We left knowing we had two small changes to make. During this time we also presented business at 1:30, also went well. We worked hard until the site closed, before returning home to the hotel. We found out later that night that we had made design finals along with UWashington and Unicamp! A big day was coming for us next day.

Day 3: Once again we arrived early to the track. We got right to work finishing up the work from the night before and were reading for the tech inspectors when the arrived. We passed by 9:45, making us the first North American team to ever pass electric tech at a Formula SAE event! We finished mechanical tech by 10:45 and achieved a tilt sticker shortly after. And then came the rain test. We failed once, made changes, and failed again. 12:30 came around and that meant we wouldn’t be attempting accel or skidpad, which was quite a disappointment. However, we did find out we were 8th in cost and 2nd in presentation. We worked through Lunch and the early afternoon before heading back to rain with high hopes. We failed the first time, tried another fix, and then passed on our fourth attempt at 4:30. We passed brakes in one try and went to perform an autocross. Of our four runs, our best time was 53.5, placing us first in class and 18th overall! Afterwards, we performed in design finals. Overall, a very long day, but we are excited for endurance tomorrow! Stay tuned to our twitter tomorrow for live updates!

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