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by | May 13, 2019

Cars Of The Past

History of the East Beast

As the years have gone by our car has changed and we as a team have gained more experience.

2013

Fort Worth, Texas to Los Angeles, CA

 127.4 miles driven over an 8 day period 

 

2014

Texas Motor Speedway / Fort Worth to Austin

199.8 miles driven over a 4 day period. 

2017

Texas Motor Speedway

 453.0 miles driven over a 4 day period.

4th place

2018

Fort Worth, TX to Palmdale, CA

478.4 miles driven over a 6 day period 

2nd Place

 

2019

Texas Motor Speed Way

486 miles driven over a 4 day period  

2nd Place

 

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2019’s Car

Vehicle Dimensions

  •  5m x 1m x1.4m

Vehicle Weight (without driver)

  • 317 kg (698 pounds)

Batteries 

  • 4 SunXextender pvx-690t batteries
  • 51 lbs
  • 569 AH batteries

Solar Cells

  • Model: LG LG300N1C-B3 Panels
  • Number of cells: 5 panels
  • Length: 64.57″
  • Width: 59.37″
  • Efficiency: 18.3%
  • Overall size: 5 m²

Brakes

  • Type 1: Hydraulic Brakes [Front]
  • Type 2: Hydraulic Brakes [rear]

Motor

  • Motenergy ME0909
  • 8 hp (continuous)
  • 19 hp (peak)

Awards

The Wylie East Solar Car team has been racing since 2013. Over time, our performance has improved as we have learned from our failures. In the 2017’s Track Race at the Texas Motor Speedway, we finished 4th place in the nation. In 2018’s Cross Country race from Fort Worth to Palmdale, California, we finished 2nd place in the nation and won the Day 1 Mile Challenge trophy! In last year’s 2019’s Track Race at the Texas Motor Speedway, we finished 2nd place in the nation and the Day 1 Lap Challenge trophy! 

2019 Track Race

We won 2nd Place for the 2019 Advanced Classic Division with a total of 324 laps or 486 miles! The first place team in our division traveled 326 laps for a total of 489 miles.

2018 Cross Country Race

We Traveled 478.4 miles over a 7 day period. The first place team in the division traveled a total of 544.4 miles. we lost the race on day 6 when are motor blow out. Causing us to we have to repair it on the starting line. 

To win the 2019 Track Race we have redesigned the solar panel configuration so that we can charge the car faster. We also switched Telemetry from WiFi to LoRa (Long Range) to allow for more reliable data collection. To reduce losses, we have reduced the car by 200 pounds, The drivers by almost 75 pounds and have changed our battery set up to run longer and charge faster.

2017 Track Race

We Traveled 302 laps over a 4 day period for a total of 453 miles. The first place team in our division traveled 370 laps for a total of 555 miles.

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