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EVOLOCITY ELECTRIC CAR RACING

 
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EVOLOCITY ELECTRIC CAR RACING
by John Creighton - Sunday, 7 December 2014, 10:20 PM
 

Congratulations to the Burnside Teams that took part in the Electric Car competition run last week at Ruapuna. The students developed a very competitive vehicle and placed well over all. Michael Perry, Josh Lowe and Jonathan McKay all drove on the day, through a series of obstacle courses, speed trials and endurance races.

Michael Perry did well and placed 5th and the Josh Lowe, Jonathan McKay entry placed 9th respectively out of a field of 16. We would have done better but had a major gear failure which took us out of one event.

The movie entry of Tony Lee and Armand LeRoux was enough to give us a first place in the movie section.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfOj1H00UFk&feature=youtu.be

It was an enjoyable day and a different way to learn about mechanics physics and engineering. Pictured are the students with Eva HÃ¥kansson the fastest woman on wheels (242mph on machine she built herself!)

Evolocity