etard wrote:That's freakin cool man, thanks for sharing! You are soo much faster than the field, it doesn't even look fun. Some of those other cars look like they could take a serious collision and keep going, why is that? And how come the kids don't get to race? Let me guess, liability. They can go out on the football field and sustain massive head trauma and blown knees, but if one of those Electrathon machines runs into the other, Billy might bump his elbow, right?
Would you say ES has given you any sort of advantage?
The other cars are way overbuilt, I don't know why. The rules clearly state what is required, and we are in compliance with all of them, yet don't have anything extra. Our frame is somewhere around 50 lbs without motor and battery.
Yes the Kids do race. There are even some girls driving. In fact, from talking to the adults, which are mostly teachers that run the programs, most of them try to remain hands off, only giving advice, which forces the kids to do everything. I think it is a great learning tool for them. I wish they would of had something like this when I went to high school.
I had a pretty good idea of electric vehicles before I came to the sphere. I built my motorcycle before I found this place. That said, I have learned so much here. I didn't know about the cycle analist untill I got here. That is a super tool in a race so you have some idea of how much battery you are using and how much you have left. Yet we are the only ones running one. I have tried my best to point them to it, but it seems to fall on deaf ears.