Ok so this post isn’t quite weekly, but a lot has been happening on our side that’s been keeping us fairly busy. The biggest update is the modifications we are making to Ilanga I (now known as Ilanga I,I). I don’t want to give away too much detail but we are trying to drop the weight as much as possible. We had a successful test drive at Tarlton Raceway on Monday. This test gave us a good idea on a few changes we can make, and gave us some time behind the wheel putting the car (Ilanga I) through its paces. The undergraduates have been progressing slowly (some too slowly), but Pieter and Stephanus are on their cases and they have been given a final design deadline for Friday.
For all our followers out there, go buy yourself the latest edition of Popular Mechanics as soon as you can:) Popular Mechanics has kindly published a four page article on the UJ Solar project, and a little bit about some of the other vehicle projects on the go here.