pic: We had some problems on the way to Waterloo :)



As team myself and my team mates from team 40 were on our way to Waterloo Canada, our bus unexpectedly ran into a little problem. Apparently, a turbo charger blew, which caused the oil lines to break, spilling oil over the engine, which crated a massive amount of smoke. We managed to evacuate the bus, and no one was hurt in the process.

Even with all of our tools and two Vex kits, we couldn’t repair the turbo, so we had to wait 3 hours for a replacement bus. So, to pass the time, we counted the number of Wal-Mart Trucks that went buy (40 of them, if anyone is interested).

So what’s the moral of this story? Be thankful that we didn’t have such a failure on a plane.

Almost as good as the smell of burning electronics in the morning

MMMMMMMmmmmm

So what’s the moral of this story? Be thankful that we didn’t have such a failure on a plane.

Planes go through a rigorous checklist and maintenance schedule. After a certain number of flight hours, planes engines have to be torn down and rebuilt. Most people drive cars until they have a problem or a problem starts. Thus, planes are a much safer mode of transportation!

237 has a tradition of breaking something or fixing something while traveling to and from competitions. Last year it was the DVD player on the bus. This year they rescued a laptop that had taken a milk bath that morning and would not boot.