With a month and a half left until Final Competition, members of the Penn State EcoCAR 2 team are working harder than ever on their respective projects. This includes team volunteer Ryan Noss.
Noss, a veteran of the team, is in charge of installing the Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team’s new engine dynamometer, which measures the power and torque directly from the engine’s crankshaft. With all of the dynamometer components back from being upgraded by A&D Technology Inc., Noss is nearly finished with the installation, and he’s already looking toward the future.
“I’m really excited to get our engine dyno up and running for the next two years of testing and calibration,” said Noss. “With the new dyno we will be able to complete all the testing necessary for our E85 engine conversion.”
Co-team leader Luke Shepley is also hopeful.
“Now that we have the dyno, we can finally utilize all of the engine parts we have been receiving all year,” said Shepley. “We’re taking huge steps forward, and soon we will be ready to begin the conversion of our Weber engine.”
By Taylor Kidd