Help the Blue Sky Solar Race Team and Car ‘Horizon’ get to Australia

U of Toronto’s Blue Sky Solar Racing Team is traditionally comprised of a large percentage of EngSci’s, and this season they are competing as the only Canadian team racing against 45 teams from over 25 countries!

SolarCar Horizon Aug 31 2015

“Thank you to all those who have contributed to our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign over the past month. With every contribution, we inch one step closer to our goal which helps us ship Horizon to the race in Australia. We will be the only Canadian team competing against 45 teams from 25 countries around the world. Only 4 days left!

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been busy testing Horizon in various conditions. The first phase was at Bombardier Aerospace where we tested at low speeds and gave the drivers a chance to familiarize themselves with the car. After debugging and resolving some minor issues, Horizon then raced down the runway at Brantford Municipal Airport and we were quite happy with the performance. On August 31, we set out on a 5-day testing trip in western Ontario. The first three days will be spent doing dynamic testing at Grand Bend Motorplex. The following two days will be at Goderich Airport, located beside Lake Huron giving us the perfect opportunity to test Horizon under high speed, windy conditions. We can’t wait to race Horizon across the Australian outback! Follow us on social media for the latest updates and photos. “