March 31, 2018
Today, we accomplished three primary tasks:
1) reconnected most of the 48 volt electrical system from the batteries to the motor controller inside our new enclosure
2) welded in the new frame members for the seat to bolt into (rule change for 2018), and
3) laid out the a...
March 18, 2018
Mark begins by giving Jake and Tyler a lesson how to calculate spring stiffness and the proper place to locate the springs on the rear suspension to handle the weight of the car.
We now know that the rear suspension mounting point for the rear springs will need to be r...
Morgan and Mason continue re-wiring the 48 volt system.
Tyler, Jake, and Mark begin
March 11, 2018
Kaya, Jake, and Mason install our new solar cable junction boxes in the rear suspension compartment, just behind the 48 volt battery box.
Jake cuts a pilot hole, so that he can use the saber saw to create an opening for the 48 volt motor controller.
March 4, 2018
Tyler, Jake, and Mason continue to build the new 48 volt master panel.
Meanwhile, Rob, Kaya, and Mason begin to relocate the solar panel cables to feed into the new 48 volt master panel in the rear of the car, rather than in the front as it was last year.
NASCAR 500 at Texas Motor Speedway!
November 6, 2017
Side Trip to the Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, and Carlsbad Caverns on the drive back from California to Texas
August 1, 2018
2018 Solar Car Challenge (SCC) - Awards Ceremony in Palmdale, CA
July 23, 2018
2018 Solar Car Challenge (SCC) - Competition Day 7 - Twentynine Palm, CA to Palmdale, CA
2018 Solar Car Challenge (SCC) - Competition Day 6 - Tempe, AZ to Twentynine Palm, CA
July 22, 2018
2018 Solar Car Challenge (SCC) - Competition Day 5 - El Paso, TX to Phoenix, AZ
2018 Solar Car Challenge (SCC) - Day of Rest in El Paso, TX
July 20, 2018
2018 Solar Car Challenge (SCC) - Competition Day 3 - Carlsbad, NM to El Paso, TX
2018 Solar Car Challenge (SCC) - Competition Day 2 - Snyder, TX to Carlsbad, NM
July 19, 2018
2018 Solar Car Challenge (SCC) - Competition Day 1 - Fort Worth, TX to Snyder, TX
July 18, 2018
2018 Solar Car Challenge (SCC) Scrutineering - Day 3
July 16, 2018
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