|Land Speed Record set at Bonneville - Video|
|Public Section - Farther-Faster|
|Friday, 14 September 2007 11:27|
At the time of this writing, we achieved the fastest top-speed, ever recorded in Electrathon history (89.4mph).
While it seems relatively slow comparet to "built for speed" vehicles, it was an exciting accomplishment considering this vehicle was designed for ultra efficiency.
The competition which this car was designed for is a 60 minute duration event with limits on the amount of power allowed on-board.
Below is a video that we assembled from both stills and video clips taken at the event.
This Carbon Fiber Streamliner was built from DESTINY molds -Check out the variety.
See more about our experience at Bonneville...
“…As I read the Electrathon Handbook (again for the 5th or so time), I still can’t believe that every high school in the nation with a decent CTE program isn’t just jumping at this opportunity. I wish this stuff was happening when I was in high school! –Cory O. (a motivated High Shcool teacher in Oregon)”
“Thank you so much, I proved that I can set some of the parameters in the controller, and I also found that my charger can also be programmed. I also learned a lot about "regen" and some of the issues. Did you know that "regen" is pretty much useless immediately after the batteries have been charged? They can't take any significant current until they have been discharged a little. Without your loaner batteries, I never would have known that."
–Larry W., regarding a 1997 Solectra he just purchased to restore.
"Thank you so much, I can't wait to share this information with my students on Monday"
-John F., after we posted DESTINY Streamliner dimensions and pictures at his request.