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Now to introduce Academy Racing's 2021 High Voltage Sub-system Director:My name is Kane Dyer and I am the head of the Hi...
11/05/2021

Now to introduce Academy Racing's 2021 High Voltage Sub-system Director:

My name is Kane Dyer and I am the head of the High Voltage System for Academy Racing’s first electric vehicle. I am completing the design of the accumulator as part of my final year project.

Initially I’d like to ensure our first EV finishes the endurance event competitively. My main goal is to produce an Electric Vehicle that will push Academy Racing into the future of motorsport. Ideally that would be a future that’s fast... very fast.

Now to introduce Academy Racing's 2021 High Voltage Sub-system Director:

My name is Kane Dyer and I am the head of the High Voltage System for Academy Racing’s first electric vehicle. I am completing the design of the accumulator as part of my final year project.

Initially I’d like to ensure our first EV finishes the endurance event competitively. My main goal is to produce an Electric Vehicle that will push Academy Racing into the future of motorsport. Ideally that would be a future that’s fast... very fast.

Academy Racing welcomes it's 2021 Dynamics Subsystem Director:I'm Hamish Rookyard and I am heading the dynamics componen...
30/04/2021

Academy Racing welcomes it's 2021 Dynamics Subsystem Director:

I'm Hamish Rookyard and I am heading the dynamics component of the car for 2021. Dynamics involves everything connecting the chassis of the car to the ground, providing the handling characteristics needed to tackle the FSAE competition.

My main goal for this year is to provide a foundational suspension design that can be easily modified in future years to accommodate for a variety of design changes without the need to start again completely from scratch, saving precious time in the design process.

Academy Racing welcomes it's 2021 Dynamics Subsystem Director:

I'm Hamish Rookyard and I am heading the dynamics component of the car for 2021. Dynamics involves everything connecting the chassis of the car to the ground, providing the handling characteristics needed to tackle the FSAE competition.

My main goal for this year is to provide a foundational suspension design that can be easily modified in future years to accommodate for a variety of design changes without the need to start again completely from scratch, saving precious time in the design process.

The Academy Racing Team would like to welcome it's Low Voltage Sub-system Director:I'm Tallis Coman and my role this yea...
02/04/2021

The Academy Racing Team would like to welcome it's Low Voltage Sub-system Director:

I'm Tallis Coman and my role this year is heading up the low voltage side of the car's electrical sub-system. This involves interfacing the numerous sensors, information displays and control measures to feed in to the high voltage tractive system.

My aim this year is to create a solid foundation on the low voltage side of the car from which the team may build upon moving into to the future, with a focus on developing the skills of our newer members in order to enable the team's progression in this unfamiliar realm.

The Academy Racing Team would like to welcome it's Low Voltage Sub-system Director:

I'm Tallis Coman and my role this year is heading up the low voltage side of the car's electrical sub-system. This involves interfacing the numerous sensors, information displays and control measures to feed in to the high voltage tractive system.

My aim this year is to create a solid foundation on the low voltage side of the car from which the team may build upon moving into to the future, with a focus on developing the skills of our newer members in order to enable the team's progression in this unfamiliar realm.

Academy Racing would also like to welcome a new Technical Director, leading us through the development of the team's fir...
17/03/2021

Academy Racing would also like to welcome a new Technical Director, leading us through the development of the team's first ever EV:

I'm Cooper Lawrance and I am the Technical Director for Academy Racing in 2021. Within this role I am in charge of all technical decisions that are made for the car.

My main goal for this year is to get the team into the best possible position it can be for its future EV endeavours as this is a drastic yet welcomed shift in the teams direction.

Academy Racing would also like to welcome a new Technical Director, leading us through the development of the team's first ever EV:

I'm Cooper Lawrance and I am the Technical Director for Academy Racing in 2021. Within this role I am in charge of all technical decisions that are made for the car.

My main goal for this year is to get the team into the best possible position it can be for its future EV endeavours as this is a drastic yet welcomed shift in the teams direction.

First up Academy Racing would like to welcome and introduce you to our new Team Captain:My name is Thimmiah Baduvanda an...
09/03/2021

First up Academy Racing would like to welcome and introduce you to our new Team Captain:

My name is Thimmiah Baduvanda and I am the Team Captain for 2021. I am a third year at UNSW Canberra, studying a Bachelor of Science and have a passion for Motorsports.

My main goal for the team this year is to lead through a successful transition into the new era of EV whilst still keeping up our strong results in the FSAE competitions.

I am quite excited for what challenges this year may have in store for the team and can't wait to get stuck into this year.

First up Academy Racing would like to welcome and introduce you to our new Team Captain:

My name is Thimmiah Baduvanda and I am the Team Captain for 2021. I am a third year at UNSW Canberra, studying a Bachelor of Science and have a passion for Motorsports.

My main goal for the team this year is to lead through a successful transition into the new era of EV whilst still keeping up our strong results in the FSAE competitions.

I am quite excited for what challenges this year may have in store for the team and can't wait to get stuck into this year.

On Saturday, Academy Racing welcomed a bunch of new members to the team, starting with a tour of the workshop and an int...
02/03/2021

On Saturday, Academy Racing welcomed a bunch of new members to the team, starting with a tour of the workshop and an introduction to the members of the leadership team, as well as the structure of the team and the events we hold throughout the year. Following this we had a BBQ lunch before going go-karting. Over the next few weeks posts will be made introducing the members of the leadership team including who they are, what their role is and why they joined the team.

Academy Racing will be at Albert Park all weekend for the Australian Grand Prix. Come down and sit in SP19 or have a dri...
12/03/2020

Academy Racing will be at Albert Park all weekend for the Australian Grand Prix. Come down and sit in SP19 or have a drive around Albert Park on the simulator!

As 2019 comes to an end, so has the Formula SAE Australasia season. Academy Racing has shown improvement across the boar...
29/12/2019

As 2019 comes to an end, so has the Formula SAE Australasia season. Academy Racing has shown improvement across the board at the 2019 competition and 2020 is looking promising. To recap, the team achieved:

Overall: 7th place, (10th in 2018)
Business Presentation: 6th
Design: 9th
Cost: 10th (13th 2018)
Skidpan: 6th (10th 2018)
Acceleration: 7th (9th 2018)
Autocross: 7th (15th 2018)
Efficiency: 6th (8th 2018)
Endurance: 5th (6th 2018)

Huge thanks to SAP and all of our sponsors that have supported us this far! 2020 here we come 🏎️🏁

Day 3 of the competition is all wrapped up. Having completed the acceleration and skidpan, SP19 is prepped and ready for...
07/12/2019

Day 3 of the competition is all wrapped up. Having completed the acceleration and skidpan, SP19 is prepped and ready for autocross and endurance tomorrow 🏎️
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#race #racing #fsaeparts #fsae #fsaeaus #fsaeaustralasia #formula #university #UNSW #ADFAcademy #engineering #adf #defence #motorsport #carbon #racecar

Scrutineering passed! Tilt, brake and noise up today!. .. @unswcanberra @sap @adfacademy @garrettmotion @ansys_inc @leap...
05/12/2019

Scrutineering passed! Tilt, brake and noise up today!
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@unswcanberra @sap @adfacademy @garrettmotion @ansys_inc @leap_australia #race #racing #fsaeparts #fsae #fsaeaus #fsaeaustralasia #formula #university #UNSW #ADFAcademy #engineering #adf #defence #motorsport #carbon #racecar

The Black Hawks usually have the airfield to themselves, but fortunately, SP19 was allowed to join them during Academy R...
16/10/2019

The Black Hawks usually have the airfield to themselves, but fortunately, SP19 was allowed to join them during Academy Racing's annual Competition Readiness Exercise. The team had an awesome time experiencing the aircraft up close and can't wait to return to the perfect runway surface for more driver training next year.

#race #racing #fsaeparts #fsae #fsaeaus #fsaeaustralasia #adf

Academy Racing conducted their annual Competition Readiness Exercise over the long weekend, utilising the Holsworthy Bar...
11/10/2019

Academy Racing conducted their annual Competition Readiness Exercise over the long weekend, utilising the Holsworthy Barracks 6AVN runway as a track. The Exercise was very successful and saw most team members having an opportunity to drive the vehicle. It was a fantastic chance to choose the drivers for the competition, who will now be able to focus on each of their events leading up to the competition. Stay tuned over the next few days for more content from the weekend on the Academy Racing Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

Academy Racing
28/08/2019

Academy Racing

05/08/2019

On Sunday the 4th of August, Academy Racing attended the Southern District Motorsport Association (SDMA) Queanbeyan Hillclimb event. AR came 7th overall out of 67 drivers, with SP18 setting a fastest time of 47.78 seconds! The event was a huge success and a great training opportunity for the team. We will definitely be back next time!
The Hillclimb was also the debut of AR's new merchandise! Integrating the eye-catching black & yellow UNSW Canberra colour scheme from the car and the new logo! Photos from the day and the new merch can be viewed @academyracing on Insta.

The video can also be viewed on the Academy Racing Youtube:
https://youtu.be/7f6AQCcC87o

On Saturday the 18th of May 2019, Academy Racing conducted the first Drive Day event of the year. It was a great opportu...
24/05/2019

On Saturday the 18th of May 2019, Academy Racing conducted the first Drive Day event of the year. It was a great opportunity for the team to display the capabilities of our latest race vehicle SP18, and to deliver an update on the progress of our next design.


Special guests included senior staff from UNSW Canberra at ADFA and members of the Australian Defence Force Academy. The team was also fortunate to have a number of representatives from our biggest sponsor, SAP, who are an invaluable partner to Academy Racing. SAP work with the team on data analytics while also providing funding for the project.


Stay tuned for more updates and see below for some photos from the day!

Australian Defence Force Academy
17/04/2019

Australian Defence Force Academy

The Academy Racing Team is a UNSW Canberra team that competes in the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) Australasia Competition. The competition is open to university students and they spend all year designing and manufacturing a race car to compete against other universities in a variety of static and racing events. The team has around 20-25 members made up of Trainee Officers, Advanced Students and UNSW Canberra civilian students. It is an excellent opportunity to put engineering skills to practice while learning a lot about motorsport and having fun at the same time.

13/03/2019
SP18 Drive w/ SAP Data Overlay

Recently SAP produced this data overlay for driving footage of the car. This will be extremely valuable for training new drivers before they get behind the wheel and we hope to produce more videos with them just like this one in the future.

Last Thursday members of the Academy Racing Team supported SAP at their User Group in Canberra, showing off the simulato...
13/03/2019

Last Thursday members of the Academy Racing Team supported SAP at their User Group in Canberra, showing off the simulator as well as technology and parts from the car.
SAP is the teams largest external sponsor and has provided advice on data analysis in multiple subsystems throughout the 2-year partnership so far. Recently SAP produced a data overlay for driving footage of the car, which will be extremely valuable for training new drivers before they get behind the wheel.
Academy Racing values this partnership and is excited about the opportunities it will bring going forward.

Freshly built engine being swapped into SP18 in preparation for #formulastudentsydney this weekend. See you all down at ...
09/01/2019

Freshly built engine being swapped into SP18 in preparation for #formulastudentsydney this weekend. See you all down at #sydneymotorsportpark for some high speed shenanigans 🤟🤟🏎🙌 #formulastudent #fsae #fsaeparts #engineering @sap @unswcanberra

Come along and support us as SP18 lays down some rubber in the first ever Formula Student Sydney competition! All specta...
08/01/2019

Come along and support us as SP18 lays down some rubber in the first ever Formula Student Sydney competition! All spectators welcome!

Meet the teams!

Academy Racing!

Competing in the IC class, UNSW Canberra are ready to go!

Make sure to check out their page!

24/12/2018

Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year, from all at Academy Racing! 🎄🎅🎉

#fsae #happyholidays #racecar

From everyone at Academy Racing, we'd like to extend a huge thanks to all who have made the journey with us to get our c...
10/12/2018

From everyone at Academy Racing, we'd like to extend a huge thanks to all who have made the journey with us to get our car to comp this year.

Special thanks to UNSW Canberra at ADFA and SAP Australia, your support has been invaluable.

Academy Racing finished 10th overall at the 2018 FSAE Australasia competition against an extremely competitive field this year. The professionalism of the teams at the 2018 comp and the quality of the cars was awesome.

Congratulations to Monash Motorsport for taking home first place and UNSW Redback Racing in second!!!

This is the breakdown of our results:

5th Place Business Presentation
6th Place Endurance
7th Place Engineering Design
8th Place Efficiency
9th Place Acceleration
10th Place Skidpan
13th Place Cost
15th Place Autocross

Good day yesterday at the Academy Racing Team! Solid times on the board and great results from our static events, achiev...
08/12/2018

Good day yesterday at the Academy Racing Team!

Solid times on the board and great results from our static events, achieving a 5th place in Business presentation and 7th in Design.

The rain is coming down hard this morning, but it can't dampen our spirits as we suit up for autocross!

Instagram: @AcademyRacing

07/12/2018

Send it!

Noise and brake test passed, ready to race tomorrow 😍

#ADFAcademy #FSAE #FSAEAus

Successful testing this afternoon ☀️
21/11/2018

Successful testing this afternoon ☀️

07/11/2018

In with the new!
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The 2019 ART Captain, Miguel, has been taking in as much as he can before Nick hangs up his helmet following the 2018 Competition.
"Despite the standard of his ppt template, Nick has left a great legacy for the team going forward, hopefully enabling us to expand our horizon."
-Miguel

Meet the Team Captain!. Nick's favourite food is battered fish, served fresh from the mess for Friday lunch. He is study...
04/11/2018

Meet the Team Captain!
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Nick's favourite food is battered fish, served fresh from the mess for Friday lunch. He is studying BTech Aero and will move on to pilot training in 2019. One of Nick's hobbies is go karting and he hopes to bring his passion and talent to the competition next month. Nick has been running the show all year, enabling SP18 to be one of the most successful cars ever built by the @unswcanberra Academy Racing Team.

SP18 ready for battle ⚔️🔥
02/11/2018

SP18 ready for battle ⚔️🔥

Academy Racing's cover photo
29/10/2018

Academy Racing's cover photo

29/10/2018

Introducing our 2018 vehicle, SP18!

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