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    ISU Solar Car Team

    Currently in second place behind Michigan in the American Solar Challenge:

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    Rain downpours seemed to have made for some delays.


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    Re: ISU Solar Car Team

    I got to work on the team for 2 semesters a year ago, great guys. It's incredible how much these guys are dedicated to the team. Coming in 2nd is a huge accomplishment. Congrats to the squad.



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    Re: ISU Solar Car Team

    Quote Originally Posted by purify View Post
    I got to work on the team for 2 semesters a year ago, great guys. It's incredible how much these guys are dedicated to the team. Coming in 2nd is a huge accomplishment. Congrats to the squad.
    I'll 2nd that. Congratulations Solar Car Team!




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    Re: ISU Solar Car Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Goothrey View Post
    So that site says ISU was actually second to Michigan in the cross country race and the track grand prix race? That seems even more impressive. The same teams didn't finish 3rd and 4th in both.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    So that site says ISU was actually second to Michigan in the cross country race and the track grand prix race? That seems even more impressive. The same teams didn't finish 3rd and 4th in both.
    Also, we had the fastest lap in the Grand Prix-take that U of Michigan!




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    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    Also, we had the fastest lap in the Grand Prix-take that U of Michigan!
    That thing is pretty cool looking, they should roll it out at half time of a football game...as long as it's not too cloudy I guess ;-)



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    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    That thing is pretty cool looking, they should roll it out at half time of a football game...as long as it's not too cloudy I guess ;-)
    I agree. It's gorgeous and should have won a trophy for beauty in addition to it's other trophies.




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    Re: ISU Solar Car Team

    The car design has changed so much through the years. I really like this model. I remember years ago when the race came through Ames. It was amazing to see the different designs of cars. Congratulations to the team!!



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    Re: ISU Solar Car Team

    I think this reflects well on the strength of our Eng programs. Nice finish.

    A few observations from the photo's:

    - Michigan program has mucho $ resources backing it looking at their equipment and hauler.
    - I'm surprised by one results board photo that MIT entry did so poorly.
    - Looking at on-coming photo of ISU vehicle, that thing can't handle that well on turns.



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    Re: ISU Solar Car Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamacyclone View Post
    - Looking at on-coming photo of ISU vehicle, that thing can't handle that well on turns.
    Turning is for the unsure.



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    Re: ISU Solar Car Team

    Quote Originally Posted by yCy View Post
    The car design has changed so much through the years. I really like this model. I remember years ago when the race came through Ames. It was amazing to see the different designs of cars. Congratulations to the team!!
    I remember when it went through Ames back in the early 90's. I parked out north of Ames. I think the intersection of Dayton Road and E29 and watched as the cars went by.
    I'm pretty sure I still have pictures of the ISU car from that year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamacyclone View Post
    I think this reflects well on the strength of our Eng programs. Nice finish.

    A few observations from the photo's:

    - Michigan program has mucho $ resources backing it looking at their equipment and hauler.
    - I'm surprised by one results board photo that MIT entry did so poorly.
    - Looking at on-coming photo of ISU vehicle, that thing can't handle that well on turns.
    Here's a very good video of the car in action. Looks like it turns surprisingly well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    Here's a very good video of the car in action. Looks like it turns surprisingly well.
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    Congrats to the team! I agree we need to recognize the team at either a FB or MBB game

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