13
May

2012

The team has applied to participate in this year Baltic Open competition. The event will take place in august near Darmstadt. Baltic Open is a nonofficial event, giving teams a great opportunity to practice racing while meeting other teams. The social aspect between the teams is an important part of Baltic Open. Participating has to be fun, that’s why we have made this film. To apply for the event, all teams are required to submit a short entertaining film about the car. Click below to see our contribution.


02
Mar

2012

On March 1st we got the engine running. This was a major milestone on our road towards this year completion at Silverstone. After a period with vast activity on the project it is rewarding for all involved, to see results. And we got good results - the engine started well! We predict it will output more power than it did in the old car, mainly due to our new exhaust, supercharging systems and new drivetrain. [gallery link="file"] Having a functional engine means that many subsystems, mechanical and electric has to work together, which they do now. This brings us a lot closer to the test track. Next big step is to prepare for a test on a “rolling road”. This will allow us to test the engine, supercharger, fuel-system and drivetrain at successive higher loads, until we are certain it is ready for track testing. Preparing for this test means a completion of several systems. Among those who still need work done are, the antirollbar setup, flooring in front of the driver and finishing the fuel tank. We can’t wait to take it for a spin!


13
Dec

2011

It’s about to happen. All the systems related to the engine is coming together, and we’re almost ready to fire it up for the first time in the G5 racecar. We have managed to produce complicated components such as complete self-designed and made exhaust system, and drive wheels for the supercharger. The new car also features a brand new fuelline design with an external fuelpump and a tank made of thin aluminum-sheet. We’re excited to get it up and running.


24
Aug

2011

After a long period of fabrication, it’s finally racing time. This time we’re heading to Sweden. Baltic Open 2011 is arranged by Clear River Racing. It's an unofficial competition which provide a great opportunity to meet with teams from Scandinavia and Germany. Read more about the event here. We hope to have a good time, and to gain more racing experience. We will be racing the G3 – that recently has been repaired as we had some trouble with the power-take-out shaft. The shaft broke and left the engine running without the supercharger. We hope the rebuild will work, now that the design is modified for better durability.


02
Aug

2011

All the lasercut pieces has been welded in place, and a complete spaceframe chassis is the result. Through a long process of measuring and constructing weldments jigs - we have accomplished  building a fairly accurate construction, with the right mounting points for the engine and suspension joints. Today we finally disconnected the chassis from the weldments jigs, a great milestone.


02
May

2011

The team has maneged to complete the designphase of the 5th Unicorn racer. The result is based on experience from both 3rd and 4th generation Unicorn racers. The improvement of the design has mainly been focused on better durability and weight reduction. Among many changes I can revile that we have cut substantial weight, by redesigning drive-train and a different shock-absorber type. Further changes of the chassis design has been necessary to comply with the 2011 rule set, the complete chassis weighs in at 28 kg (estimated).
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We have started the fabrication of the new car, and the chassis should soon be assembled. The lasercutting of all the  tubes for the space-frame has been done by our sponsor Hosta Industries A/S, which has been a great help. The work continues at a steady pace, and w
e are making good progress.


20
Jan

2011

Regarding to team members Unicorn is a young team. As a result of this, have the design phase taken longer than expected, and the same is expected for the construction phase. Therefore we have chosen not to participate in the official competitions this year.
We are working to have the new car (G5), ready for the middle of august this year.
We are looking forward to the summer 2012, there the car is ready for some racing...


16
Jan

2011

Here you have Unicorn Race Engineering new webpage. It's still under some development, so expect improvements.


11
Nov

2010

On the tabs above you can read more about the team organization, details on the cars, pictures and movies from the different events throughout the team’s history, and much more. Enjoy.. Further info about the formula student competition can be found below.

The formula student (or Formula SAE outside europe) competition is a racing / engineering series, which challenge teams of different university students to conceive, design, fabricate and compete with small, formula style, autocross vehicles. To give the maximum design flexibility, the rules of the series gives very few restrictions on the overall vehicle design. The main part of the rules is intended to issue concerns about safety and explain the different events at the competitions. The latest rules can be found here. The main design objective for the vehicles in the series is to have a very high performance in terms of acceleration, braking and handling and be sufficiently durable to successfully complete all the events at the competition. As mentioned above, the competition is subdivided into different events, both static representing the engineering part and dynamic representing the racing (and testing) part.