He added that all the members have been able to test drive it as well.
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The RPI Solar Racing Team was created four years ago and last year they started the process of putting together Photon, their first electric vehicle. The car, which resembles a bobsled, go cart hybrid, will compete in the Shell Eco marathon next month in Houston.
The eco marathon judges will be looking mostly at efficiency and comparing the vehicle to other entries from more than 80 high school and college teams across the country. There are criteria that need to be followed Under Armour Fat Tire Gtx Hiking Boot including maintaining an average speed of 15 miles per hour and using the lithium polymer batteries.
"We all designed Photon together," said Davis, an electrical engineer major from New Jersey. Under Armour Volleyball Shoes Mens
The test runs around campus were crucial for the trial, error and design. Adjustments were made like tightening the brakes and trying to make a smoother ride. Since it is a low vehicle, it mainly can only be used on flat surfaces since hills could be a bit risky, said Jessica Marshall, a senior and co founder of the club.
The inside of the car does not look like much the seat is made out of a basketball hoop and there's a 60 pound car battery which will soon be replaced with a lithium polymer six pound battery. Mountain bike brakes control the speed of the Under Armour Boots Tactical
TROY Soon enough in the Collar City it could be commonplace to see a certain red solar car driving along the streets of downtown. Until then, a low riding, all electric vehicle cruising the '86 field at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will have to suffice.
RPI Solar Racing Team headed to Shell Eco
"This really is my baby. It's exciting to see it come to this point. I will definitely have to check in on the team from time to time in the future to see how they progress," she said.
The current record for miles per gallon in the 2010 race was 2,487.5 in the Americas. Though, the Rensselaer entry does not require any gas at all.
A full scale solar vehicle is in the designing phase and could be put together within the next year, depending on funding. At that point, it is a certainty that they will be driving their creation, which will have an experimental vehicle license, throughout Troy.
Of the club's dozen or so members, Jacob Davis was chosen to drive Photon in the race, mainly because he's the smallest and lightest member of the team.
This is the first all electric car made by Rensselaer students. The goal is to race Photon this summer as a solar vehicle in the North American Solar Challenge and the cross Australia World Solar Challenge.
The shiny exterior is a bit more impressive looking than the interior with a red coat of paint and RPI emblem on the front. It's about eight feet long and 250 pounds. The total price was about $5,000 which was raised through donations from the school, Lockheed Martin, and Home Depot, said Josh Kessler, vice president of the club and a senior and biomedical engineer major.
Photon, a plug in electric car, will be transported down to Houston on a trailer for the competition that runs from April 14 until April 18. It is equipped with solar panels but the team did not want to compete as a solar entry this year. That is expected, however, for next year.
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