Tag Archive: Ra 7s

Sep 13

Fall Semester Kick Off!

Hello Solar Supporters!   Thank you so much for the incredible support the team received while in Austin, Texas this past June.  If you have not yet heard, Principia College placed 4th in the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix!  It was an extremely fruitful race and has proven to be valuable experience in helping prepare …

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Sep 06

Translogic Formula Sun Grand Prix Video

Check out this video of Translogic’s coverage of the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix.  Watch Principia driver Brian Ritter, along with other solar car teams talk about their experiences at the Circuit of the Americas.

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Jun 29

Final Race Day!

Hey Solar Supporters! Today was our best day yet!  As the last day of three, teams were definitely kicking it up a notch. Principia started out in fifth position and entered the track shortly after 9am.  Kali McKee started out in the car this morning. Taking it slow at first, the team entered the hot pit, …

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Jun 28

Day Two of Racing!

Hey Solar Supporters!   Today was hot!  The schedule for the day was a little different than the first day.  Most of the team arrived at the pits by 6:15am, with the rest of the team closely behind at 6:45am.  The team quickly set up hot pit, moved the charging station to the back parking …

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Jun 27

The Start of the Race!

Hey Solar Supporters!   Today has been an awesome first day!  The team was at the track by 7am and ready to go.  There was a driver meeting at 7:30am and everyone had to gather for a picture at the start line by 8:30am.  Team members changed the tires, cleaned the car, and helped Brian …

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Jun 26

Final Day of Scrutineering

Hey Solar Supporters!   Today the team officially qualified for the race!  After the team had breakfast, they headed over to the track to add finishing touches necessary to complete the last section of scrutineering: Dynamics. Dynamic testing is a series of four different tests that allow each team to prove that their car is …

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Jun 25

Day Two of Scrutineering!

Hey Solar Supporters!   The team has finished another day of scrutineering at the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.  Once again, the weather was beautiful with nothing but clear skies.  The cool breeze has kept the workspace at a comfortable temperature, which is nice when the team is working hard on the …

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Jun 24

Day One of FSGP 2013

Hey Solar Supporters!   We are at the end of the first day of scrutineering for the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.  The team was up for breakfast in the hotel by 8am and ready for lesson reading by 8:45am.  After reading the lesson, John and Steve took the truck and trailer …

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Jun 24

Heading Down to the 2013 FSGP

Dear Solar Supporters   Today the Principia College Solar Car Team began their adventure down to the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.  The team woke up bright and early in order to leave campus by 4am.  The drive from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois to Austin, Texas takes approximately 14 hours.  Our …

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Jun 23

The Week Before the Race!

Dear Solar Supporters,   After a great day of testing at Gateway Motorsports, the team had a few final days to pack up the trailer, give a presentation, and relax before heading to Texas.   On Thursday, the team gave our annual presentation at Principia’s Summer Session, a two-week program where Principia College alumni can …

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