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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A few pictures...

John timing a braking test prior to our departure for Texas. TruckNTow.com provided much of our safety equipment including flags and safety vests. SportsCounters.com provided each race crew member with a stopwatch for just such occasions.

Unloading Continuum on the track in Cresson, TX.

Passing the figure 8 test during scrutineering.

Our sleeping quarters, provided by Base-X. This was before we set up a second Base-X tent for working on the car.

A Whelen strobe light was taken from one of our support vehicles and added to the solar car in order to pass regulations.


Thank you to all of our new sponsors!! (Image of the new logo on the semi.)

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4 Comments:

OpenID speakingjose said...

Those Safety vests are pretty cool with the U of M logo and the team name. Good luck with qualifying!

July 9, 2008 at 11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't the strobe supposed to be visible for the entire vicinity around the car, except the front?

July 10, 2008 at 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Chris Hammond said...

Well, it's actually supposed to be visible from everywhere except BEHIND the vehicle. There are also LEDs that flash along the perimeter of the canopy, but the Whelen light is a lot brighter (thus allowing us to pass that regulation).

July 11, 2008 at 12:07 AM  
Anonymous Peter said...

Whelen are pretty cool. I worked with them on a couple of projects at work (art display involving a couple of hundred strobes, and modifying one of their strobes to be an IR signal beacon). Their engineers sent me samples and were very helpful as I worked to customize their products in ways they hadn't anticipated.

Greta company, great engineers, and I'm glad you had a good experience with their products as well.

July 11, 2008 at 3:27 PM  

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