Friday, October 9, 2009

Dangerous Banned Racing Tech:Solar

I came across a group of solar panels at harbor freight like this one

Some are meant to offset slow drains on the car battery which really wouldn't be that big a deal, well as long as the alternator is working. However free power is free power, so I figure if you can hook the solar panel up to a fan which would give us some extra thrust.


  1. I would think you would want the more thrust tied to the accelerator and the car's 12 volt system should have enough power to run some more fans. I was thinking some sort of active break cooling using fans.

  2. no reason we couldn't do both. The brake fans would be more useful, but the thrust system would be more obvious and get more attention which is good for the award.