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ver the past month, the different departments of the hydro motion team have been working on various aspects of the project. The Hull and Body department has been busy preparing the mold and infusing the hull with the vinyl ester. Now the hull has finally arrived in Delft and for the next five weeks, they will be busy with the assembly and wrapping of the boat.
Meanwhile, the Vehicle Dynamics team has been producing front struts and foil inserts, working closely with the Hull and Body team to ensure a strong connection between the struts and the boat's hull. The production of the hydrofoils has begun this week.
The Embedded Systems department made the onboard systems up and running, from calibrating the Emrax electromotor to wire-bonding the LiFePO4 battery cells. They have also made great progress in their height control system, using Maxon motors and control software.
For 15 years, the team has been using solar power for their boats, inspiring sustainable innovation in the maritime industry. In 2021, they changed the project from the Solar Boat Team to what they now call the Hydro Motion Team and built the world's first flying hydrogen boat.
This year, they plan to design, build and race an innovative foiling hydrogen-powered boat and participate in the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge. The team aims to excel in speed, maneuverability, and endurance to become world champions and promote sustainability.
As the team continues to work towards their next milestone, the testing phase, we are excited to see their design come to life in the water and to be a part of this exciting project.