Model solar cars: optimising their performance. (TS0926)
Building and racing a model solar car can be a very rewarding experience. Many school comunitiy groups have embraced this activety as a challenging experience for their students.
This book discusses design features and decision making pertinent to achieving a successful outcome from the combined parts of a solar vehicle.
The following sections are contained in the book.
Vehicle rolling resistence
Vehicle wind resistence.
Vehicle gear selection
Measurement of motor characteristics
Motor selection guidelines