Flying Through Scrutineering

Featured, General, Texas / Sunday, July 18th, 2021

The RAHS Green Energy just soared through all six scrutineering stations in one day. We hit station one — the mechanical/structural station — first thing in the morning and passed with flying colors. Although it was a bit nerve-wracking, seeing the judges gather around to look at our car was very exciting. But the work definitely didn’t stop there. Over the rest of the day, we went through every other station without missing a beat: the electrical and battery requirements, tilt and turn radius test, the endurance test, the slalom and emergency exit test and the brake test.

Hailin Truman (11) carefully drives the car through the tilt and turn radius check. After two years of not being able to race, he’s as excited as ever. “Scrutineering was amazing! It was so fun to see our hard work and attention to detail pay off.”

With scrutineering out of the way, we had an early rising early at 5:45 in the morning and spent the day getting to know the different teams, helping others pass scrutineering, and testing our solar power in the morning and evening. The Oregon solar car team still had lots to work on their car, we have been working alongside them over the last three days soldering, lending tools, and helping in any way we can. Our goal is not only to win, but to make sure as many teams get to race as possible. 

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