The National Composites Centre in Bristol once again kindly agreed to accommodate a few students from the team as they worked to complete the carbon fibre layup of the whole car. The morning we arrived at the NCC, we had a tour of the very impressive facility and an induction from one of the employees there, Tim. It was very exciting to be able to work in a place like the NCC and it made our targets feel much more real. There was some very impressive sample work on display, and autoclaves (giant pressurised ovens) were amazing (think of all the pizza they could cook)!
Last week saw the official beginning of the Summer Design Team. The week was spent learning all about the world of solar racing and CUER, so that the team would be up to speed and ready to start their own projects with confidence. The first few days were spent talking to established team members and watching documentaries that covered the key principles of solar racing.