Wednesday, August 12, 2015

End of season party

Yesterday we took the guys to SpeedZone Dallas for some go kart racing.  Everyone had a blast running around the track.

Friday, July 24, 2015

4th place

We did it again!  4th place! We had lots of little challenges and obstacles to overcome but our guys pulled it off.  Thank you to all who supported our team and thanks to the solar car challenge for hosting such a great event.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Race Day #1

Sunning to make sure our batteries are charged before the day starts. Had the 3rd fastest lap of all the cars so we are 3rd off the line today at 9:02am.  We will be running he car on the track from 9:02 to 12:02 and then 2:02 to 5:02.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Qualifying laps

Just finished our qualify lap with a time of 2 min 21sec.  Brakes are finally working.

Scrutineering problems

As we went into scrutineering yesterday we thought we would be good after our 2hr run on Thursday.   First problem we encountered after getting the car in the racetrack garage was the power tracker going out.  The power tracker converts and regulates the electricity coming in through the panels. We had an extra and replaced it.  Getting ready for our brake test our brake line has a failure and no one carries the parts in stock so 2 days later with some jerry rigging and 6 trips into town for parts we think we are good. Last problem was our electrical. We needed a lower amp fuse on our battery pack. One of the other teams saved the day and had one we could use.  It has been a very stressful 2 days, but we are solving problems together