Vroom Vroom! Hello, this month we have been to three races! We were not exactly ready for the very first race in Lincoln, but we came in that Saturday and worked! We finsihed it all up and headed to our very first race on April 13th. They headed to Hastings and Brad drove, the brakes were not working quite right so they took the car home and did not finish the race. We again worked on the car! We fixed the brake problem, and headed to our next race on April 20th in Grand Island. We finished that 60-min race in 5th place not the best but it was Tanners first time racing it. We took another trip on the 27th of April to Westpoint, and let me tell you leaving at 5:30 and staying there until 2:00 was not the best time ever, but anyway Tanner took off and in the middle of the third lap the chain broke and Tanner ran over and grabbed the tool box and ran back. Mr. Hitchcock and Tanner ended up fixing it and Tanner continued the race. We finished the race in 5th. State is coming up next weekend so WISH US LUCK!
Hello, this month the Electric Car team has done a lot of work! We got the bottom half of the car fiber glassed, sanded, and the wings put on the car! We had a pretty smooth month everything has pretty much gone our way! We had a little trouble with the sides of the car, but bondo stuck it all together again! We are now working on getting the wheels in the car, and finishing the layer of spray paint! We are already choosing the color of the car! We are getting anxious about getting this car finished!
Hello, this month we have started working on the bottom part of the car! We have the spindles finished and we are gluing the plastic on the bottom. The top is finished; all we have to do now is spray paint it! We are getting closer and closer!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Electric Car has been working very hard on getting the car's shape perfect! We have Brad and Philip welding almost every day trying to get everything perfect. We will put Victor or Tanner in the car and if something does not sit right Brad and Philip will re-do it and change it. Tanner, Levi, Victor and I (Kristian) have been working on the top of the car. We started priming it and sanding it down. We chose how to make the visibility better in the car, so now it's the issue of getting the window to sit down on the car. We just finished getting the windshield down and that was a struggle! Every day is a struggle to get everything in place to make the best car, but we have so much fun doing it! (:
Hello from the Electric Car team of 2012-2013! We started our process at the beginning September during this time we decided what path we were going to take in making this year's car. The 2012-2013 class consists of Tanner Walker, Brad Ricenbaw, Philip Lutz, Levi Weber, Victor Thompson, Kristian Roth, and the instructor Mr. Hitchcock. We had Victor and Tanner sit in both of the cars and then we decided to modify last year’s maroon car.
September plans of the car consist of us just trying to make the design and organize all the plans we are making for the car. We are talking about changing the windows to make the car's visibility better; we also talked about moving the brakes forward to make more room for our drivers. The team also decided to change the shocks to prevent a lot of shaking while driving. We are now working on the shaping the car with foam. It is takes a lot of time to sand it down to the shape. We are also working on getting donations for the car!