Despite all our planning, a couple things still happened last minute. Our pneumatic shifter was swapped for a manual slapstick shifter because we were concerned with the tank capacity of the pneumatic system.
After a few touch-ups we were able to pass mechanical tech inspection but we had a few problems with the electrical systems. Eventually, multiply convoys were sent in every direction to find us a specific DC fuse and we pass electrical tech too.
|Sam Putney holding on during the Tilt Test|
|Michael Kessler completing the Brake Test|
|The Albatross stands triumphantly after passing the Rain Test and all inspections|
When we completed the rest of the inspections, it was RPI Formula Hybrid's first time ever competing in a dynamic event when we took part of the Endurance Race. The first half of the endurance was strong; we even overtook a few other schools, but we started having engine problems during the second half. The race ended when we ran out of gas, but nonetheless when the points were tallied we placed 7th!
|Tony Peto ripping around the course during the Endurance race|
|The whole team at the end of the competition|
Thank everyone so much for the support! We are very happy with the results and look forward to the future we will go from here.