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WA EV Challenge

Posted: Thu, 22 Sep 2011, 00:05
by roddilkes
The WA eV Challenge is on again Monday October 24th. This year it is at the RAC driving centre near Perth airport, a real race track so things could get interesting.

http://evchallenge.org.au/Ev_Challenge/Home.html

Check out this video of last years event:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es8R8XXw2CM

Track:
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=rac+dr ... 16&vpsrc=6

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Thu, 22 Sep 2011, 20:52
by Richo
I like the idea of it moving to the RAC track.
But holding it on Monday will probably kill the event.

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Fri, 23 Sep 2011, 17:51
by roddilkes
There are plenty of kids/adults willing to take the morning off school/work to attend and compete. Yours truely is excited anyway.

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Fri, 23 Sep 2011, 20:50
by Richo
Yeah I bet the kids are willing to take time off school Image

I better put in for the day off work now...

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Sun, 25 Sep 2011, 01:01
by Thalass
Hey i'm not working that day! I might be able to attend! Awesome.

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Sun, 25 Sep 2011, 21:32
by roddilkes
You guys interested to lend a hand in the pits for River Raiders team?

At this stage we have enough drivers but pushers and moral support also welcome.
Planning on two cars this year with new motors, three if we can swing it.

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Mon, 26 Sep 2011, 20:50
by Richo
Yeah looks like I will be there so I can lend a hand.

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Tue, 11 Oct 2011, 19:29
by stuartri
Good luck with the race this year Rod. Just missed it this year as the new car is a work in progress but will be there next year.

Stuart

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Tue, 25 Oct 2011, 20:53
by Richo
Well the race is over :(
As expected the spectator numbers were down (a lot).
The track was also so big that brakes were not used that much.

And there was a bit of a controversial start in the 2nd race where some cars at the back of the pack were being over taken by the front runners before they had started the race.

Still it was a good race day with plenty of good entries.

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Wed, 26 Oct 2011, 01:12
by stuartri
Rod how did the event go the year? Well in hope.

Was disappointed I was not able to attend but wanted to know how you went.

Stuart

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Wed, 26 Oct 2011, 20:20
by Richo
I don't have the official results but one of the River raiders came second.
Only beaten by Challenger TAFE's carbon fibre leaning machine.

Wasn't much in it - a nail biting finish

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2011, 00:01
by Thalass
I'm so annoyed that i couldn't make it. I had to cram for an exam the next day :(

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2011, 13:50
by Tritium_James
How do they manage to build a carbon machine for under the $1200 limit?

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2011, 18:25
by Adverse Effects
it fell off the back of a truck so it was free?

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Mon, 31 Oct 2011, 20:52
by Faz
Adverse Effects wrote: it fell off the back of a truck so it was free?


Still wouldn't help. Taken from the ev challenge rules;
4. Materials and services that are donated or obtained second hand (or stolen) must have their full , fair value included in the final cost.

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2011, 00:13
by Adverse Effects
Gezzzz   tough crowed

i was jokeing

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2011, 20:19
by Richo
What are you talking about carbon is like only $50 per tonne Image

Unfortunatley the details of costing supplied to scrutineers is not open to the public.

Given that there were a few that were fibreglass monocoque cut in half and hinged like a backwards pac-man it didn't seem totally out of the question.

I guess it could have been a carbon fibre look-a-like.

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2011, 20:26
by Faz
Richo wrote: What are you talking about carbon is like only $50 per tonne Image


Hmmm business idea!

Step 1. Buy Carbon at $50/tonne
Step 2. Knit it into cloth
Step 3. Profit!!!!!!!!!

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2011, 20:36
by Richo
Yeah there's plenty of Grandmas with nothing to do other than knit.
Forget slave labour - get grey labour!

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Tue, 08 Nov 2011, 17:49
by Clay
2011 was imho the best yet. Video up on youtube, quite good quality too.

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Tue, 08 Nov 2011, 18:23
by weber

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Wed, 09 Nov 2011, 03:45
by Thalass
Man, that tilting pod thing is awesome!

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Wed, 09 Nov 2011, 17:43
by Clay
Yeah it was quite something. Our car was #46 which you see at about the 3 minute mark going past the blue car all the in car stuff is shot from. It was quick but we had a few issues on the day. A new concept though so we should have it refined for 2012.

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Wed, 09 Nov 2011, 21:20
by Richo
I'm about 12secs in sitting on my fat arse Image

WA EV Challenge

Posted: Wed, 09 Nov 2011, 21:44
by Johny
Is that you with the hat sitting next to the trailer?