Friday, June 26, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Last Saturday, we USM engine lab team took up the challenge designed by Peodua Eco Challenge. We opt to do engine mods to enhance the fuel efficiency of current K3Ve engine used by Our MYVI. There were 12 instituitions been selected and all of us gather at speedway plus circuit for the race day.
USM was one and only one the black elegant myvi. So it is stand out as the champion. Nah...It actually the effort we have put in.
Its not the decorative sticker we put on as picture shown. THE real effort is what we have done inside the engine. Since we do not get the best weight reduction. We are actually 60 kg more that other teams...But we made our way by our unique engine mods and driving skills.
I pay some tributes to our driver...Mr Kong.
We modify our engine to overexpanded cycle in order to extract more work done after firing. I shall not explain the theory behind it in here. Also we deactivated 2 cylinders so basically our car runs on 13oo/2 cc = 650 cc. hehe...lots of work to be done and its not easy as thought. so we manage to beat other contestant even better mileage than some manual tranmission vehicle. awesome right!
Henry is the critical guy behind our team. He is our team leader and major force in this success. Good Job. I learnt a lot from him.
All of us shared the joy of being CHAMPION.
We ve been a great learning journey. I learn engines from 0 to now a sufficient level of knowledge. Work hard dude!
Monday, June 15, 2009
He had a speech for us, the pursuit of excellence. He taught us the 4 principle to achieve the pursuit. 1. the game of impossible 2. the discipline of action 3. winning coalition and 4. divine intervention.
Well, i must say, he is a superstar. His speech was inspiring and he closed his session with 2 songs, unplugged by him. I am his fan now. Take MAS...lol...There is something i must say and share with all readers about him. He could have be the Shell CEO or having stable income, big house but he took on the challenge...something he described as the "calling". He managed to turnaround MAS from a soon to be bankrupt in 3.5 months to now soon to be 5 star budget carrier. Every declaration he made during the press or public event, he already well prepared and victory is almost guaranteed.
Next, we were working on our personal leadership oppourtunity (PLO) which is something we re working on as a leader to pioneer or create things happen. We were guided along the way, receiving feedbacks, mapping issue tree diagram and the plans were shaped in a more defined picture.
We were also been taught to use influencing skills. There are many ways to influence people. We had a gaming...they called it speed dating which i dont really think so as implied by the name. It was really fun. This event is very dense. I haven really meet and talk with some other participants...looking forward to meeting them on the workshop 2. However i got many new friends like Kimberly, Ruby,Michael, Richard, Mei, Alex, Jermaine, KS, Nick, 2 Michelle(s) etc etc...Havent get to meet them all.
It was great. It was totally fruitful.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Today i spent like 6 hours modifying the tranmission and horn handles with brakes.
Monday, June 1, 2009
"Hey, wait a minute, Lets pimp our bike", i said. We went to engine's lab for the tools facilities, "steal" the long abandoned bike around campus and we begin PIMPING!
Above is our bike before pimping, say hello for new style ! First for safety, we both put up reflectors. I had one at rear so the cars behind can see me in the dark after the headlight reflection.
Heres the two unwanted bikes. Donate your organs!!
Tadaaaa....Simple first part of pimping.
- Change the rusty bolts.
- Put the basket at my rear left. (new style in school!)
- Put up fancy handles.
- Install rear reflector.
Going to put a back leaning plate. Can find the plate yet. Soon..coming soon..
Oh rite! part one done. Will do more in coming time.