Formula One Racing

Term 4, 2021 Today the dragsters were put to the test. For over a term, with some interruptions due to home learning, Year 7 Tech...

Formula One Racing

Term 4, 2021 Today the dragsters were put to the test. For over a term, with some interruptions due to home learning, Year 7 Tech Mandatory students have been researching, designing and constructing dragster cars, which, fuelled by CO2 canisters, zoom down a specially constructed plywood track. The students used their understanding of aerodynamics, friction and forces in the overall design and construction process, considering wind resistance in their car designs. A new timing mechanism accurately measured the time taken for each dragster to traverse the 20 meter track. The record today was 1.4 seconds! Blink and you miss the vehicles shooting down the track with only the wisping smoke testifying to the speed of the race.