Monday, May 19, 2008
Resistor Bank Gets an Upgrade
Over the last week, the resistor bank was given an upgrade: an old wind tunnel fan and a wind shroud. With the fan capable of reaching speeds of 80 mph, cooling the resistors is no longer a problem, and we can now do full, sustained testing on the fuel cells. This past Saturday, we again made some modifications to our hydrogen delivery to the fuel cells, and we were able to sustain power, and got just over 800 horsepower, the most power we have ever drawn from the fuel cells. So, we're making some more changes, and will be testing for an even longer duration (full run length, 90 seconds) later this week. Horray for horsepower!