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Cowboy Racing SAE Mini Baja

Dykman, Cody
Garland, Robert Spencer
Ramer, Jesse
Romoth, Doug
Salyards, Jesson
Saner, Corey
Schuler, Brett
Starbuck, Warren
Voorhees, Josh
Werkele, Kyle
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Cowboy Racing designed, tested, and manufactured a single passenger, off-road vehicle to compete at the national Society of Automotive Engineers Carolina Baja Competition in April 2010. The vehicle is powered by a 10 horsepower Briggs and Stratton engine, mounted in a frame to support driver, suspension and drive train. The cockpit accommodates a person that is six foot one inches tall, and weighing approximately 180 pounds. The suspension design consists of four independent articulating wheels. Front wheels are supported using unequal length double A-arms and rear wheels are mounted with a modified trailing arm system. The drive train consists of a primary and secondary clutch, also known as a Continuously Variable Transmission. Via an output shaft, the CVT drives an Anaheim Automation planetary gear reduction system. The planetary output shaft couples to the differential through a chain and sprocket. This project provided Cowboy Racing with real-world design experience in project management, communication with machinists, teamwork, and problem solving.
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University of Wyoming Libraries