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Principia Solar Car

Principia Solar Car

Team overview

Principia Solar Car

  • Car name

    Ra X

  • University

    Principia Solar Car

  • Country

    United States

  • WSC class


  • Static Scrutineering


Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 8 14:09:03 Katherine 321.774
Day 2 Oct 9 9:18:32 Daly Waters 588.225
Day 3 Oct 10 13:09:38 Barrow Creek 1209.717
Day 4 Oct 11 13:22:00 Kulgera 1765.894
Day 5 Oct 12 14:33:25 Coober Pedy 2178.46
Day 6 Oct 13 15:01:55 Port Augusta 2720.27
Day 7 Oct 14 8:39:59 Adelaide 3020.59

How many times has your team participated in the event?


What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

Our team has two primary goals; Glorify God, and Always do our best. Our design process comes directly from these two team goals. Ra X has stretched our team and required us to really think hard about how to create a competitive car that can be used in many races around the world.

What is unique about your solar car?

To our knowledge, we are the only team to have constructed a catamaran car using a space frame chassis. This was a difficult undertaking, but we feel that we have been able to come up with a solid design that is capable of being competitive.

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

It is a great opportunity to meet teams from all over the world and compare stories of how we all solved different problems associated with designing and building a solar powered car capable of crossing the Australian Outback.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

We look forward to taking on the challenge of crossing the Australian Outback in a car that we have worked hard to design and build. We also look forward to exploring around Darwin and Adelaide while we are in Australia.