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.
February 25, 2018
Jake, Morgan, and Kaya have begin to assemble a new 48 volt master panel that will be located over the 48 volt battery box, which will house the solar charge controller, motor controller, and the new telemetry system.
February 18, 2018
Morgan and Mason smooth out the modifications to the front end that we made last weekend.
February 11, 2018
Jake has been hard at work for several weeks trying to build a website for the CCA Solar Car team and he is showing his preliminary work with the team.
January 21, 2018
The team has many lessons learned from the 2017 Solar Car Challenge and we are ready to get to work applying those to our car.
With those in mind, we came up with the following list of modifications for our car to get ready for the July 2018, cross country competition:
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