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OSU student gets out just in time (Solar Vehicle Explodes)
gazettetimes.com ^ | July 16, 2011 | Graham Kislingbury

Posted on 07/17/2011 8:48:24 AM PDT by PROCON

Driver escapes seconds before solar vehicle explodes

Nick Sitts was driving a solar vehicle north along 15th Street toward the formation area of the da Vinci Days parade shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday when he heard a pop.

Moments later there was an explosion, and soon the $100,000 vehicle was engulfed in flames.

Sitts got out just in time - right after he heard that initial pop, said Hai Yue Han, co-captain of the Oregon State University Solar Vehicle Team, which constructed the vehicle from 2008 to 2010.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; solarpower
This is in Corvallis, Oregon, an elite liberal bastion, where once a year the elites parade their "earf" friendly vehicles; worked out real well, huh?

Viva Algore!

1 posted on 07/17/2011 8:48:38 AM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

The Erf had a fever.


2 posted on 07/17/2011 8:50:06 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ping!


3 posted on 07/17/2011 8:52:17 AM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON

Gaia is trying to tell us something here.


4 posted on 07/17/2011 8:52:31 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: PROCON

Chemical engineering students playing with electricity and epoxy based composites. I’m sure he will never forget the smell of burning carbon fibre.


5 posted on 07/17/2011 8:54:42 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: PROCON

Good that he volted in time...took his leaf...


6 posted on 07/17/2011 8:56:32 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: PROCON

phunny!


7 posted on 07/17/2011 8:58:29 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: PROCON

So much for driving close to or parking near electric cars!


8 posted on 07/17/2011 8:58:54 AM PDT by almost done by half
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To: Red Badger

Ping.


9 posted on 07/17/2011 9:01:32 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: PROCON

My hometown in MS has 2 solar car racing teams, boys and girls. They have won numerous awards. The county has less than 20,000 people so this is a huge accomplishment for these students. Look up Sundancer Solar Car. Go to this site:

http://sundancersolarcar.blogspot.com/


10 posted on 07/17/2011 9:01:41 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: PROCON

I knew the mods could deliver a zot...


11 posted on 07/17/2011 9:03:36 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: PROCON

Was there a grade connected with this project by OSU? May I suggest an F?


12 posted on 07/17/2011 9:05:06 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: PROCON
WOW, POLLUTION!!! Photobucket
13 posted on 07/17/2011 9:05:56 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: PROCON

This story makes me happy...

I wish I could have been there to see it.


14 posted on 07/17/2011 9:06:15 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Army Air Corps

:=)


15 posted on 07/17/2011 9:06:23 AM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON

Green Car safety issues?

See similar issue with Nano (Tata Motors- India)

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/03/car_fire_raises_safety_concern.html

Thank you AlGore.

hee hee hee


16 posted on 07/17/2011 9:09:20 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: PROCON

$100,000 taxpayer dollars and 3 years free(slave) labor up in smoke.


17 posted on 07/17/2011 9:15:10 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: PROCON
Yeah, the whole 'green' infrastructure is a bit worrying...

Photobucket

18 posted on 07/17/2011 9:19:52 AM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Je t'aime, faire du bruit comme le cochon.)
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To: PROCON; holdonnow

Somebody needs to make sure Rush sees this story.

It’s a shame there are no pictures.


19 posted on 07/17/2011 9:22:16 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: PROCON
Well, now they know one way how NOT to build a solar car.

(apologies to TAE)

20 posted on 07/17/2011 9:23:08 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: OrangeHoof

There are pictures at the excerpt or see post #13...


21 posted on 07/17/2011 9:27:45 AM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON

Sounds like he invented a pop corn popper.
Seems to work fine.
To bad it didn’t singe his back side a bit.


22 posted on 07/17/2011 9:56:08 AM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: PROCON; Little Bill; Desdemona; Nipfan; carolinablonde; marvlus; DollyCali; markomalley; ...
Thanx for the ping PROCON !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

23 posted on 07/17/2011 9:56:26 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: PROCON

Chevy Volt may be called the Chevy Boom.


24 posted on 07/17/2011 10:04:39 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: IYellAtMyTV
I remember seeing that video from India. Stopped watching when the flames started coming out of the guy's head. Nasty!

No Tandoori jokes, please.

25 posted on 07/17/2011 10:04:53 AM PDT by katana
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To: Huskrrrr

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault, our experienced injury attorneys are standing by to take your call....


26 posted on 07/17/2011 10:07:27 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: IYellAtMyTV

What’s actualy happening in that video? Why was he on the roof? and did he touch the overhead wire or was that a lightening strike?


27 posted on 07/17/2011 10:11:06 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
What’s actualy happening in that video?

looks like a suicide to me...

28 posted on 07/17/2011 11:11:39 AM PDT by no-s (B.L.O.A.T. and every day...because some day soon they won't be making any more...for you.)
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To: PROCON
...an elite liberal bastion...

You may not be seeing the forest for the trees. Corvallis is regarded as a backwards farm town by the elite libs. And in mid-July, here in Coos Bay, it's overcast for the third day in a row. Can't wait to get me a solar car.

29 posted on 07/17/2011 11:34:05 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: IYellAtMyTV

That is a dumb man


30 posted on 07/17/2011 11:43:26 AM PDT by Artie
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To: gundog
Corvallis is regarded as a backwards farm town by the elite libs.

Huh?

I live in Corvallis; this is one of the most "progressive" small cities in Oregon.

Oregon State University is as liberal as they come.

Not as hob-nob as Haaaarvard, but bad enough..:=)

31 posted on 07/17/2011 11:50:27 AM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON

Sun must’ve been too hot that day.


32 posted on 07/17/2011 2:14:10 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (July 23, 2017 - This is Ellis Wyatt. I am on strike.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Sun must’ve been too hot that day.

Actually, it was cool and rainy, because of man-made globull warming...

33 posted on 07/17/2011 2:33:45 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON
Sitts got out just in time - right after he heard that initial pop

Sounds like he was half expecting a *POP* and knew what it meant.

Note to greenies, fuses and circuit breakers are your friends unless it was a cascading battery failure and then nothing is your friend.

34 posted on 07/17/2011 2:47:16 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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