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Goko High School

Goko High School

Team overview

Goko High School

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 22 13:47:00 Katherine 317
Day 2 Oct 23 10:26:26 Dunmarra 632
Day 3 Oct 24 12:04:42 Barrow Creek 1209.834
Day 4 Oct 25 12:28:42 Erldunda 1691.663
Day 5 Oct 26 16:55:10 Glendambo 2431.56
Day 6 Oct 27 12:35:32 Port Augusta 2717.642
Day 7 Oct 28 8:39:36 Adelaide 3021.52

How many times has your team participated in the event?

We will be participating for the fifth time in the BWSC this year.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

At a high school training facility, we are thinking about materials and shapes that anyone can make by hand. We hope that many privateer teams will be interested in making things by building a solar car that can run well without spending a lot of money and completing the race at the BWSC.
We do not use anything special for the motor, solar PV, battery, etc., and while it is 100% handmade using wet carbon, we are trying to reduce the weight as much as possible and improve efficiency with a thin body shape.

What is unique about your solar car?

By using only one front wheel, we aim to reduce steering resistance.
In terms of design, we paid special attention to driving stability. Widen the tread and lower the center of gravity. In addition, we wanted to respond to the intention of this regulation by making it a shape that does not easily generate lift.
Since our team participates in the race with the minimum number of people, in order to minimize maintenance during the race, we designed the strength of each part with sufficient margin and devised it so that tyres can be changed easily.

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

We want to complete a long distance in a harsh environment. We were able to finish the race in 2009 and 2015 but failed to finish twice in a row in 2017 and 2019.
Unlike the top teams, our goal is to finish the race. We want to run long, long distances, reach Adelaide on our own, and rejoice with our friends who have built the vehicle.

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

We want to enjoy the climate and scenery from north to south, the deserts that we don't usually visit, the starry sky we see there, and the nature and size of Australia.