HELIOS I (2022)
After a year of hard work, long days, sometimes nights, it was nerve-wracking on Saturday 23rd of July in Hilversum.
The demonstration day was the moment that we had all been waiting for. Helios I had to compete against 3 other hyperloop pods. On the 3rd run on Saturday, the team and crowd went wild. Our pod performed better than we could imagine. Helios I performed two perfect runs, one using our regenerative braking and showing that our pod can move in both directions.
At the end of the day could even show a full-speed run levitating perfectly stable. On Sunday 24th of July, it was time for the award ceremony in Delft. All teams were excited and nervous at the same time. It was at the moment of handing out the final award: “Complete Pod Design Award” that the audience could hear a pin drop.
The Complete Pod Design Award goes to... DELFT HYPERLOOP!
It was an exciting and emotional moment for us as a team. A whole year lead up to this moment. And we did it. Next to receiving the Complete Pod Design Award, we also received the Innovation Award given out by Eurotube for being the most innovative team in the competition.
Delft Hyperloop VI was the first team to create a hanging levitation system. With this system they won the first prize for overall best pod at the EHW!