Friday, October 5, 2007

Buckeye Bullet 2 at Bonneville World Finals - report 5 from the Salt Flats

Friends of the Buckeye Bullet:
This is the fifth of a series of reports describing the progress of the Buckeye Bullet 2 at The Bonneville World Finals.  The BB2 is a hydrogen fuel cell land speed vehicle designed to break the speed record for electric vehicles at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. It is designed and built by Ohio State University students out of the Center for Automotive Research in Columbus, Ohio.  More details may be found at:

http://www.buckeyebullet.com/

Dedicated BB2 fans may also enjoy the daily blog:

http://buckeyebullet.blogspot.com/

More information on the Salt Flats may be found on the official website:

http://www.utah.com/playgrounds/bonneville_salt.htm

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October 5th, 2007, 5 pm

After a busy evening and morning devoted to upgrading control software, the team had the BB2 in the queue and ready to go around 10AM.
Unfortunately the queue never moved much as heavy winds and incoming rain forced the officials to close the track and end the meet.
World Finals is over, but there may be some further updates as the team is considering lengthening their stay by a few days to run again early next week.

Stay tuned...

Go Bucks! Go Fast!

Giorgio Rizzoni

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So...I'm still tuned in...any update?

Anonymous said...

I saw the news that an invitation only FIA meet will happen next week with the Buckeye Bullet 2 included with three other vehicles. Go Bucks! and good luck.

Andrea said...

Awesome guys, keep me posted.

Go Bucks and Go Fast!