Thursday, October 27, 2011

World Solar Challenge 2011

Team TOKAI dari JEPUN menang kategori overall

Mujur lah juga ada anak buah silat di Melbourne, dieorang bawak 17 biji Kebab untuk kami yg kelaparan. Berkat silaturrahim GAYONG...

Mesyuarat setiap kali sebelum tidur. Camping. Kdng2 ada air, kdng2 tayammum ja...

Plate numer KILAU : SUN 17. Garaj pon number 17. UHF nombor 17. masa tamat pon xsilap pkul 2.17 ptg... ;)

Prof Zahari sediakan Spegetti Italiano tahap dewa utk kami... sluuurrrppppp perrgh! Siapa kata Professor xpower masak???? ;)

Team Nasyid KILAU yg dijemput perform di Darwin heheheh

Test speed di Hidden Valley.

Static Scrutineering di Exposition Hall: Team ITALY

Team Twente dari HOLLAND

Team Bochum dari GERMANY

Peminat KILAU. Muka kerek n bangga giler dpt duduk dlm


Semasa persinggahan di campsite, jumpa kangaroo yg jinak

Road safety setiap kali parking

Convoy.... Eat to wake you up!

Lagi2 peminat KILAU....

KILAU yg sampai ke bandar ADELAIDE

Semua team masuk kolam!!!!!! MANDI!!!!! (selepas seminggu race)

Award Night: Performance dari Aborigine Group. Very Nice!!!!

KILAU trademark "JUMPING"

Welcomed at the finishing line! Alhamdoulillah.... 3000km done!

Alhamdulillah, we have all arrived safely last night to our home after almost one month in Australia. Our team from the Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, UMP, consists of 18 members, (staffs and students) went to Australia to participate into the World Solar Challenge 2011. Our team manager, Prof Dr. Zahari Taha was there with us in the beginning, but had to take the leave since he was selected to go to Mecca for his pilgrimage. I was the safety officer for the team, but was given the task to replace him as the team manager for the rest of the race.

The race started with the team registration, solarcar static scrutineering, solarcar dynamic scrutineering and the race itself from Darwin in the north to Adelaide in the south for 3000 km. We started the race on Sunday morning and arrived at Adelaide on Saturday noon. Every team celebrated their success of finishing the race by showing their solarcar at the Victoria Square and having fun playing the water in the fountain! Every team put their country flag at the fountain and swapping the t-shirt with the other team members.

During the race, we were accompanied by one observer each time. We had 5 observers through out all time. The dryness, the heat, the sunburn, and the coldness, and more obstacles we faced during the race (we were hold for 4 hours due to the bushfire and twister) just made our team become harder and close.

We came with a really modest solarcar, and must come again with a far better "KILAU 2". I spent much time to visit and share the info with the other team managers. Each of them have a solarcar that cost more than 100 000 USD. The electrical engine itself cost more than 30 000 USD. If UMP SOLARTEAM want to come again in the WSC 2013, then we should have more or less RM 1 million for the project.

I beleive in the solar energy as our future energy. I beleive that the money spent in this industry will bring lot of benefit and wake the people up the importance of this energy. This event, not only giving the award for the team who had finished the line in the first place, but also the various awards like Technical Award, Design Award, Safety Award, and the Best Newcomer Award.

My hope is that UMP will be dare enough to invest into this project as one of the effort for a better future. Our experience for almost one month there is so priceless and the support from the public and private sectors are needed. I do dream a new and energy efficient of KILAU 2....

Many thanks for all UMP Hicom members, FKP Hicom members, and KILAU members.

-replacing team manager and Safety Officer-

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