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Friday, October 26, 2007

Frequently Asked Questions

How long did the Nuna 4 team to drive from Darwin to Adelaide?

  • 33 hours and 17 minutes.

What was their average speed?

  • 90.07 km per hour.

How far is it from Darwin to Adelaide?

  • 3021 km with nine control stops.

What is the fastest ever time to travel from Darwin to Adelaide under Solar Power?

  • 29 hours and 24 minutes by Nuna 3 in 2005.

What was the fastest average speed?

  • 102.75 km per hour minutes by Nuna 3 in 2005.

Why was 2007 slower than 2005 when technology is improving all the time?

  • Two reasons: A speed limit was introduced in the Northern Territory, making the maximum speed 130km per hour, instead of the speeds that were previously possible. Nuna 3 traveled at up 147km per hour in 2005.

  • Second reason: Nuna 3 had 8 square meters of solar panels. Nuna 4 only has 6 square meters because they participated in different classes.