Canara students ready with 'Hurricane'

Hurricane, an all-terrain vehicle designed by students of Canara Engineering College, Mangaluru, is all set to participate in the national-level Baja Student India 2016 vehicle race.

The contest will be held at Buddh International Circuit, Noida, from January 21 to January 26, 2016.

The Hurricane was designed by a team of 30 mechanical engineering students within a short span of six months, using modern techniques and skills.

Hurricane, which has a top speed of 50 kph can easily climb hills, steps and moves in ups and downs. The vehicle – with a 305cc 10Hp petrol engine, coupled with CVT having pneumatic suspension – has imported spares as a speciality. Having specifications like 60” wheel base, 62” track width, ride height 12” and weight of 240 kg, the Hurricane is also capable of pulling weights.

The efforts were carried out by a bunch of budding engineers under the guidance of Dr Krishna Prabhu, head of the Department of Mechanics, along with assistant professors Naveen and Prashanth M V.

Competition

The Hurricane is among the four participants from the State and among two from Dakshina Kannada district. A total of 60 teams are testing their luck in the final round race at national-level this time.

On the occasion of the National Youth Day celebrations, the all-terrain vehicle was unveiled by the College governing body honorary secretary M Ranganath Bhat and college correspondent M Padmanabha Pai.

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