Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Sunseeker team was able to finish up today in overall high spirits. As it turned out the rain did not manage to hold off and teams were forced to head for cover several times, but we were able to hold up in the tent (while holding it down to the ground) until the weather cleared. Despite several minor setbacks with the mechanical and electrical systems, the car eventually made it to all three scrutineering sessions that were planned for the day. We're excited to have passed two of the three, but need to make some modifications to battery protection before it will pass inspection. The system was reengaging from a fault detection -- though under safe conditions -- without acknowledgement from the driver. This did not provide time for and encourage assessment of the error's source, and was deemed unacceptable for race conditions. Therefore the electrical crew is hard at work fixing the issue.

We're also happy to have successfully put out the first Sunseeker cooking fire with nobody hurt and nothing damaged. With a solid day under our belts though, we've made it back to the hotel to sleep and get ready for another day of scrutineering tomorrow.

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