After working on numerous repairs to Impulse’s aerodynamic exterior, including making a new canopy out of carbon fiber composites instead of PETG plastic, we dropped off Impulse at Shattuck Auto Collision Center (SAC) this past Monday, and waited excitedly to see her return with a brand-new paint job. This morning our wait was finally over, and we picked up a sexy-looking Impulse from SAC. As always, we are very impressed by the great job done by SAC, who not only made Impulse look great, but also smoothed out any remaining textures to give her a sleek and aerodynamically favorable painted outer surface. Since every bump or tiny hole will add up to produce more energy loss from aerodynamic drag, the smooth surface finish is a great help in boosting our aerodynamic performance.
Now we are working hard on last-minute preparations for Cal Day (which is next Saturday!!), including reattaching some solar cells that were removed during the canopy repairs and putting on new sponsor logos. We are also hoping to get some testing done in this wonderfully sunny weather, leading up to a test drive next weekend to Sacramento, right after we show off our car in the Etcheverry breezeway. We invite everyone to come out and see Impulse, with her new paint job, next weekend from 10AM-3PM.
Thanks again SAC!!