MSOE’s SuperMileage® Team is off to a great start this year, and they are continuing to make excellent progress. Before we went on our Winter break, the newly designed engine intake was produced at MSOE’s own Rapid Prototyping Center, and is now being coated in nickel to make it more heat resistant. When this is done, we will put our 50 cc Frankenstein of an engine on a dynamometer in order to tune it to achieve maximum engine efficiency. Using a computer, we can control the amount of gasoline that is being delivered to the engine and the “dyno” allows us to control the rpm of the engine. This way, we can tune the engine over the entire range of the engine. The dynamometer will also tell us how many horsepower and torque the engine produces, so that we can design the rest of the drive-train to suit.