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Post by roddilkes » Thu, 22 Sep 2011, 00:05

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

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Post by Richo » Thu, 22 Sep 2011, 20:52

I like the idea of it moving to the RAC track.
But holding it on Monday will probably kill the event.
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Post by roddilkes » Fri, 23 Sep 2011, 17:51

There are plenty of kids/adults willing to take the morning off school/work to attend and compete. Yours truely is excited anyway.

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Post by Richo » Fri, 23 Sep 2011, 20:50

Yeah I bet the kids are willing to take time off school Image

I better put in for the day off work now...
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Post by Thalass » Sun, 25 Sep 2011, 01:01

Hey i'm not working that day! I might be able to attend! Awesome.
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by roddilkes » Sun, 25 Sep 2011, 21:32

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.

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Post by Richo » Mon, 26 Sep 2011, 20:50

Yeah looks like I will be there so I can lend a hand.
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Post by stuartri » Tue, 11 Oct 2011, 19:29

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.

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Post by Richo » Tue, 25 Oct 2011, 20:53

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.
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Post by stuartri » Wed, 26 Oct 2011, 01:12

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.

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Post by Richo » Wed, 26 Oct 2011, 20:20

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
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Post by Thalass » Fri, 28 Oct 2011, 00:01

I'm so annoyed that i couldn't make it. I had to cram for an exam the next day :(
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by Tritium_James » Fri, 28 Oct 2011, 13:50

How do they manage to build a carbon machine for under the $1200 limit?

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Post by Adverse Effects » Fri, 28 Oct 2011, 18:25

it fell off the back of a truck so it was free?

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Post by Faz » Mon, 31 Oct 2011, 20:52

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.

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Post by Adverse Effects » Tue, 01 Nov 2011, 00:13

Gezzzz   tough crowed

i was jokeing

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Post by Richo » Tue, 01 Nov 2011, 20:19

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.
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Post by Faz » Tue, 01 Nov 2011, 20:26

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!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Richo » Wed, 02 Nov 2011, 20:36

Yeah there's plenty of Grandmas with nothing to do other than knit.
Forget slave labour - get grey labour!
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Post by Clay » Tue, 08 Nov 2011, 17:49

2011 was imho the best yet. Video up on youtube, quite good quality too.

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Post by weber » Tue, 08 Nov 2011, 18:23

One of the fathers of MeXy the electric MX-5, along with Coulomb and Newton (Jeff Owen).

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Post by Thalass » Wed, 09 Nov 2011, 03:45

Man, that tilting pod thing is awesome!
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by Clay » Wed, 09 Nov 2011, 17:43

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.

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Post by Richo » Wed, 09 Nov 2011, 21:20

I'm about 12secs in sitting on my fat arse Image
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Post by Johny » Wed, 09 Nov 2011, 21:44

Is that you with the hat sitting next to the trailer?

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