Weekly News - February 1st, 2016

We have completed chassis panel testing for all of the different joints we will have. The front and rear collision and roll cage tests are currently being performed. On the electrical side, solar arrays started to be tabbed but the solder wouldn't stick to the arrays as well as expected. We also experience some overheating of the solar arrays when attempting to solder. More tests on the soldering of the solar arrays need to be conducted. The lower body layup had more work done on it this week; the layup did not go so well as we would have like because we used frecoat instead of wax on the lower body. We also continued to sand down our fairings. This coming week, we will need to start cutting coring and send out the remaining fairing molds to be milled.

Purdue Solar Racing, 465 Northwestern Ave. West Lafayette, IN 47907