Formula Hybrid Teams Prepare for Dynamic Events

It’s Wednesday of comp, the day we’ve all been waiting for. Teams have been working around the clock to address the issues they saw in their tech inspections, and the paddock has been a hub of activity.

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Mechanical Inspector Michael Royce checks the driver fit for McMaster University

Unfortunately, not many teams are ready to run, but many are very close, and we can expect to see an exciting afternoon. More than half the teams are through pre-inspection, with University of Waterloo being the only team to completely pass electrical inspection. Only two teams have made it through mechanical inspection at this point, one being University of Waterloo, who has also passed the tilt test and the noise test.

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Teams work their way through mechanical inspection

On the design and presentation side of things, teams have been excelling and wowing judges. Three teams finished with perfect scores in the Project Management presentation event; University of Victoria in the Hybrid Division, RPI in the Hybrid In-Progress division, and Tufts in the electric division. Nice work teams! The design finalists are McMaster and University of Victoria in the hybrid division, and Illinois Inst. of Tech. and Carnegie Mellon in the electric division. The design finals will occur this afternoon at 4:30 PM.

This afternoon we should see some more teams getting out for tilt and brake tests, and some autocross and acceleration events.

Stay tuned for more updates as the day progresses!

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