B. Performance Test 2


Goal: To travel to the end of the track, pick up the caboose, and begin returning it to the starting point.

Outcome: The vehicle performed successfully and the team received a 20/20.

The AEV used in the second performance test was very similar to the vehicle used in the first performance test, with the addition of a magnet used to connect to the caboose. The AEV once again stopped at the gate and then halted until the gate opened. The vehicle then traveled down an incline to the end of the track, and the servo was used to brake the vehicle right as it approached the caboose. The caboose attached to the vehicle courtesy of the metal magnet system, and the AEV remained stationary for 3 seconds before beginning to travel back up the hill.