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Live Progress: World Solar Challenge 2011

Live Progress

A: Race start (Darwin), B: Current location, C: Race finish (Adelaide)

CUER recently competed in the World Solar Challenge 2011, a 3000km race through the Australian Outback, from Darwin to Adelaide.

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  • A Last Look at the 2013 World Solar Challenge

    As Resolution is finally journeying home, the team are taking a last look at the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Below are 7 pictures taken throughout which best sum up the trip. Early on in the trip the CUER team presented Resolution to the science students of Kormilda College in Darwin. The team had a great time talking to the students, hearing their opinions and hopefully inspiring the Aussie youth. Once the majority of the race team had arrived, the actual construction of Resolution could get going. Resigning ourselves to little sleep, the team burnt through reels of solder, fitted tens of tyres, shaved off kilograms of weight, building the system ourselves. After working through the theory, months of CAD, modelling and computer screens, Resolution had finally come into being. With Resolution built, CUER took to the roads to test the car in action. These initial days of testing went well, the team was pushing towards the target power consumption, the tracking system was showing great performance while SKF CPV system was being finalised to its full configuration. Excitement grew as the day of the race approached. Just days before the start of the race, the team had an unfortunate accident with Resolution during testing. The driver was left unharmed thanks to the structural integrity of the car. With only 36 hours to make repairs, the team put in a marathon shift and managed to pass scrutineering. After scrutineering the team discovered further issues with the stability of the car. With only a few days left to investigate the issue the team could not convince themselves of the safety of the car and decided to withdraw from the race. Determined to make the most of the race the team pressed on to keep testing the car under the Australian sun. For the remainder of the trip, not only were the team able to undergo further testing, we were able to help out a few of the other competitors along the way too. We provided 9 tyres for the Natural Magic Energy Jönköping team when they had problems with their own and we also helped out another WSC team when their support vehicle flipped on the road. All the other teams had been incredibly supportive so it was nice to be able to return the favour. Our arrival in Adelaide marked the end of a long, eventful and fulfilling journey for CUER.   Many senior CUER members from last year’s project have now graduated. A new, fresh team is pushing forwards so look out for the upcoming blog introducing the team and our future developments as we prepare for the return of Resolution. There is new talent, new innovation and much to be excited about.