How do you get into a solar car?
Saturday 15 October
Alice Springs, NT
After a few displays at schools and communities throughout the NT, we noticed there are several questions that tend to pop up for the Aurora Solar Car team.
Perhaps my favourite question, and one that isn’t immediately obvious when you look at the car, is well, just how do you get in?
In Southern Aurora the driver ends up in a reclined lying position. Drivers have to be extremely careful not to place any weight on the delicate solar panels, with the upper shell being only a couple of mm thick and very fragile.
By Lisa Bailey