Sunday, October 28, 2007

Continuum Repair Pictures

See below for pictures from the World Solar Challenge. Included are pictures of the repairs done to Continuum.

Damage to the lower surface:

Damage to the concentrator canopy:

Damage to the upper surface:

Beginning repairs on the lower surface:

Repaired lower surface:

Repairing the upper surface:

Continuum back on the road!

Continuum charing at a control stop:



Blogger Ron Lambert said...

That is clever, using a puddle as a reflector to increase the light level on your solar cell array, while charging during a control stop! Did all the teams do that?

Were there rules against bringing a reflectorized mylar blanket for that purpose?

October 28, 2007 at 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We want more! pics that is ;-)

How about pics and info from Nate?

We have not only been 'visually starved' but 'information starved' here at home.

It was great to see that the team autographed their work - not only with their blood, sweat, and tears - but with their signatures.


October 28, 2007 at 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Travis ('99 WMU Sunseeker) said...

Nice repair work guys and nice finish especially considering the obstacles!

October 28, 2007 at 6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

deanna just said the team is(right now)on the way to Melbourne where/when they'll ship the car and semi back to the states.

9 hour ride i believe she said.

they'll will spend the night in Melbourne.

the awards ceremony lasted about an hour Sunday night.

...she radioed and no one had access to the 'paper' that showed the time that Continuum left the Dunmarra control stop...

October 28, 2007 at 10:58 PM  
Anonymous TC Lambert said...

Beautiful pictures. Thank you.

When is the North American Solar Challenge? That is, how long do we have to wait in the dark and the cold until there's another race? Can we invite Team Nuon, even as an honorary competitor, or a guest of one of the universities? Could they take MIT's place, or could Minnesota run Nuna4 for them? I want a rematch! From their blog entry, it sounds like they are willing.

Nice that the team signed their work. I could even read Doug's signature. U of Calgary has excellent pictures of their car, and their crash, set up as slide shows.

Next race, Michigan needs to bring an official videographer/photographer/historian to record everything. And race car driving lessons, and maybe stunt driving lessons for the team's drivers.

October 29, 2007 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger jose said...

From the Solar Car listserve, it sounded like Dan Eberle (one of the higher ups for the NASC) opened up the event to all competitors and offered to waive the entry fee for the first foreign team to register.

October 29, 2007 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Ron Lambert said...

TC, the 2008 North American Solar Challenge is scheduled to be run July 13-22. It will be run from Dallas, Texas to Calgary, Alberta, Canada a distance of 2400 miles (3870.96 km). Here is the link to the schedule for ASC:

October 29, 2007 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger yodamom said...

For those looking for pictures, I found a few with on the WSC Website under Daily Photos. They are sandwiched in between photos of Twente. They are great shots of roadside repair after the crash. Here is the link. There is a great shot of Jeff Rogers making repairs under the canapy. (That would be my boy Garrick directing traffic in the background of another). This team is just awesome. ENJOY!

October 29, 2007 at 6:01 PM  
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October 31, 2007 at 4:09 AM  
Anonymous TC Lambert said...

Ron, thanks for the link to the North American Solar Challenge website. Their list of current teams entered already includes an international entry, FH Bochum Solar Team from Germany. Their car, Solar World No. 1, came in fourth place in Australia.

Other teams entered include our old friends, Minnesota, MIT, and Missouri-Rolla, and some new teams from the Ohio State University (U of Satan) and Michigan State University (aka Michigan Agricultural College). What fun!

November 1, 2007 at 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Money Making Blog said...

Wow, I can't wait! Great pics!

November 2, 2007 at 4:35 PM  
Anonymous RV said...

What a cool ride! Well done there!

November 5, 2007 at 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Car Donation Tips said...

Good repairing and good result :)
can't wait to see more pictures.

November 6, 2007 at 4:01 AM  
Anonymous Nuttakorn said...

That's Incredible Solar Car. I think I can imagine in the dream or comic that they have something like this, it is not much like current car but it is future car in 23rd century or something like that. I really like to have one.

November 11, 2007 at 2:05 AM  

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