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A team of engineering students at Newstead Wood School building an electrically powered car

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Plans for the future!

Posted by [email protected] on October 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This year we plan on submitting 2 cars into the finals! So we intend to build a new car, completely from scratch. As well as this we will be working on our existing car to improve it. We hope to change the electronics, steering and bodywork of our existing car. Obviously all of this will require funding, so if you are interested in sponsoring us then please contact us.

Racing Update

Posted by [email protected] on October 18, 2012 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We've had a busy few weeks. On Sunday 23rd September we raced at one of the qualifying heats at Dunsfold race track (the Top Gear race track), this made us qualify for the final which was 3 weeks later, on Sunday 14th October.

Last weekend the Greenpower National final took place at Goodwood race track. 75 teams took part in the race. We had a reasonably good start and about half way through the race had made our way into the top 30.  However, shortly after, whilst racing, th...

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21/03/12

Posted by [email protected] on March 21, 2012 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

In today's session, we created a temporary trolly to transport our car (since all the lifting was a potential hazard for our backs!!!). We have also repainted some of the bodywork of our car (made from blue foam) in order to identify any flaws that need correcting, to give a smooth finish. We have completed fitting the more aerodynamic bars and they have been welded to the chasis. We also repaired the tires on the wheels and have re-attached the wheels to the car.

Viridity GRT Update- February 2012

Posted by [email protected] on February 29, 2012 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello and a Happy New Year’s from Viridity GRT.  We would like to officially welcome this year’s team of 10 and 11 girls and kick off the season with an update on our progress!

 

Plans for the car

Along with a new team we have many new innovative ideas to change the car. First and foremost, the aim for this year’s car is to be more aero-dynamic. We plan on achieving this through many alterations:

• Carbon fibre b...

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