Complexity & Energy Figures
This page is part of the group 14 wiki focusing on the Exceed RC Hyper Speed remote control car.
|Remote||Transmitter, trigger, battery pack, steering wheel, option buttons||Sends signals to receiver to control car|
|Receiver||AM receiver, battery pack||Controls throttle and steering of the car through a system of servos|
|Body||Chassis, plastic cover, nuts, screws||Holds the car together and protects inner parts|
|Fuel tank||Fuel tank, fuel lines||Provides fuel to the engine|
|Engine||Engine, glow plug, pull starter, flywheel, clutch, gears||Combusts fuel to supply power|
|Transmission||Transmission, drive shaft||Transfers shaft energy|
|Gear boxes||Gear boxes and axles||Send rotational energy to the wheels|
|Suspension||Oil filled shocks and plastic supports||Absorb impact energy|
|Tires||4 tires||Turns rotational energy into motion|
|Brakes||Steel disc brakes||These are not visible, but they are in the car in order to stop it as needed|
|Exhaust system||Exhaust pipe, air intake and filter||Brings air into the engine and emits excess gas|
The above table 1 identifies all of the subsystems and breaks them down into the components that are clearly a part of them. Figure 1 below takes these systems and shows the energy being transferred from one system to another. Note: this is not intended as a complete flowchart, as it ignores interactions between the systems and their surroundings in order to more clearly display intravehicular interactions.