QFCT has arrived in Detroit for the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon. The Eco-Vehicle has undergone initial safety checks and was rolled out for opening ceremonies this morning. If all is well the team will complete the safety inspection today and be on the track for race day tomorrow.
The chemical team is having two fuel cell options run in the competition: the XP-1000 Horizon fuel cell or the Ballard fuel cell. This week, the chemical team decided to change some components in the hydrogen delivery system as some components of the old design has a long delivery time. We have obtained all components needed for both options. The team also collaborated with the electrical team to set up running test for the Horizon fuel cell and the controller for the Ballard fuel cell.
The electrical team remade all of the power and control connections on the horizon fuel cell, and tested it with the motor. We’ve also been rewiring and making some small changes to the auxiliary system (horn, sensors, safety features).