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Greenpower Engineers get a Helicopter Sized Boost

By on Mar 6, 2019 in Blog |

Students who are part of the Greenpower challenge, who are building an electric racing car from scratch, yesterday received a visit from the Royal Navy who brought with them parts of a Merlin Helicopter.

The students were able to get up close and hands on with a tail rotor, an exhaust pipe and an air intake vent from the military aircraft.

By learning the steps taken by the Naval engineers to keep the weight of the vital components down while ensuring the parts are strong enough for their purpose, our students will now be able to revisit their designs for the Greenpower car.

Our students are hoping to have their car running by the end of term ready for the regional heats this year.