CR4® - The Engineer's Place for News and Discussion®


Previous in Forum: Engineering The Weather   Next in Forum: Any Sensor that can Differentiate Between a Stone and Metal?
Close
Close
Close
11 comments
Guru
Popular Science - Weaponology - New Member Popular Science - Cosmology - New Member

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7070
Good Answers: 210

Solar Racing is on!

10/09/2017 2:54 PM
Register to Reply
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.
Guru

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: at the beach in Florida
Posts: 18957
Good Answers: 1104
#1

Re: Solar racing is on!

10/09/2017 3:03 PM

__________________
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. A.E.
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: at the beach in Florida
Posts: 18957
Good Answers: 1104
#2
In reply to #1

Re: Solar racing is on!

10/09/2017 3:21 PM

__________________
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. A.E.
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 847
Good Answers: 22
#3

Re: Solar racing is on!

10/09/2017 3:59 PM

Hughes Aircraft Company worked with GM to support the "Sunraycer" team many (many) years ago. What became of that vehicle?

__________________
...and the Devil said: "...yes, but it's a DRY heat..!"
Register to Reply
Power-User

Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Baytown Tx. USA where you get your gasoline,chemicals,plastics and floods
Posts: 259
Good Answers: 5
#4

Re: Solar racing is on!

10/09/2017 4:15 PM

Try it in Seattle Wa. I would bet the speeds would go down.

__________________
formally known as texasron (proud to be an Aggy)
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5628
Good Answers: 559
#5

Re: Solar racing is on!

10/09/2017 7:01 PM

I hate it when I'm getting ready to pass a truck and the sun goes under a cloud!

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 847
Good Answers: 22
#6
In reply to #5

Re: Solar racing is on!

10/09/2017 7:38 PM

Supercapacitors to the "burst-of-energy" rescue!

__________________
...and the Devil said: "...yes, but it's a DRY heat..!"
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 583
Good Answers: 24
#7

Re: Solar Racing is on!

10/10/2017 12:57 PM

I look at all these pictures and all I can think of is all the exposed surfaces that don't have any solar cells on them. Perhaps they have already done the calculations and the extra energy would not be worth the extra weight, but there are thin film solar collectors. I have even heard of solar collector paint. It just looks wasteful to me.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: at the beach in Florida
Posts: 18957
Good Answers: 1104
#8
In reply to #7

Re: Solar Racing is on!

10/10/2017 1:43 PM

Perfection takes time and effort...more than some might think....

__________________
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. A.E.
Register to Reply
Guru
Safety - Hazmat - New Member United States - US - Statue of Liberty - New Member Engineering Fields - Chemical Engineering - Old Hand

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 13030
Good Answers: 148
#9
In reply to #8

Re: Solar Racing is on!

10/10/2017 2:09 PM

Give a monkey a banana stalk, and a bicycle, and you could have yourself a solar-powered racer.

__________________
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Just build a better one.
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: at the beach in Florida
Posts: 18957
Good Answers: 1104
#10
In reply to #9

Re: Solar Racing is on!

10/10/2017 5:22 PM

I chase, you run...

__________________
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. A.E.
Register to Reply
Guru
Safety - Hazmat - New Member United States - US - Statue of Liberty - New Member Engineering Fields - Chemical Engineering - Old Hand

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 13030
Good Answers: 148
#11
In reply to #10

Re: Solar Racing is on!

10/11/2017 9:06 AM

Can't see that lasting long uphill.

__________________
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Just build a better one.
Register to Reply
Register to Reply 11 comments
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.
Copy to Clipboard

Users who posted comments:

70AARCuda (2); Canary (1); James Stewart (2); Rixter (1); ronc (1); SolarEagle (4)

Previous in Forum: Engineering The Weather   Next in Forum: Any Sensor that can Differentiate Between a Stone and Metal?

Advertisement