challenge eve

October 16, 2009 - 8:58 pm 1 Comment

The cat is out of the bag. Yes there is two vehicles. I will attempt to upload photos/videos from the competition of both vehicles. for reference, they are referred to as bfd3 (big freewheeling digger) and bfd4 (brute force digger).  bfd4 has a completely different cutting mechanism compared to bfd3. you might notice that the cutter design is based upon our entry from the first competition.

As you might have read in the previous post, transporting the vehicles turned out to be a nightmare. However, I am happy to report that both vehicles are doing fine. we did panic a little bit about the damage that bfd3 sustained. we spent a couple of hours fixing it and putting it into final configuration for the competition. by the end of the day, we were able to test with the competition wanem machine and verify that all systems work great. what a relief.

It was really great to meet all the teams that showed up early. Most people are in this competition just for the fun of it, and the general sportsmanship has been really nice. It’s hard to understand what most of the teams went through to compete in this competition. I think everyone is numb from all the hard work that we have all done to prepare for these next two days.

see you all tomorrow!

One Response to “challenge eve”

  1. Paul Ventimiglia Says:

    Brute Force looks awesome. Great job at moving lots of Regolith and qualifying! 264 kg is terrifying to me.

    Good luck with BFD3