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    Access to testing area doesn't necessarily have...

    Access to testing area doesn't necessarily have much to do with being "heavily funded". As it has already been noted, the example you gave wasn't paying Bosch for access, they got it for free. Not...
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    You are falling into the same trap that many...

    You are falling into the same trap that many teams fall into.

    You get to your first competition, struggle to get through tech, miss most of the dynamic events, get on the track for endurance, and...
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    First of all, blaming the event organizers...

    First of all, blaming the event organizers because you showed up with a car that wasn't ready to pass inspection is an absolutely horrible attitude, and your team will not make it very far unless you...
  4. Claude, I think just about anyone with...

    Claude,

    I think just about anyone with experience in professional motorsports would agree with you that you can possibly exploit an advantage from properly designed rising rate motion ratios,...
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    I agree with most of your ideas, except for...

    I agree with most of your ideas, except for allowing extra time for setup changes between skidpad & accel. There is enough time already, if you have the adjustments planned out and have practiced...
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    Z, I have a lot of respect for your design...

    Z, I have a lot of respect for your design philosophies and engineering / physics knowledge.

    But if your management / motivational ideas were any good, you'd be getting paid a lot of money to lead...
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    Of course it would level up the field. Kill off...

    Of course it would level up the field. Kill off all the design concepts until there is only 1 left (make FSAE a spec series) and the field would be more level than it's ever been. The question is,...
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    I agree with the pre-competition video idea. I...

    I agree with the pre-competition video idea. I have heard that the competition in Japan has some kind of rule about that and it has been successful. The points bonus is an idea that I haven't heard...
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    Why wouldn't it be better to have +/- 45 degree...

    Why wouldn't it be better to have +/- 45 degree weave in the outermost part of the lay up? Better for handling torsion and better crack/impact resistance than 0 degree uni.
  10. I was wondering the same thing. And then as a...

    I was wondering the same thing. And then as a follow up question, if you already knew the change in downforce from adding dive planes, why was ChassisSim required to make the decision to add them to...
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    In the spirit of this discussion, why is there a...

    In the spirit of this discussion, why is there a minimum wheelbase rule at all?
  12. NYPD just smashed a bunch of perfectly good FSAE engines for no good reason

    The NYPD had a lot full of confiscated 4-wheelers and dirtbikes that hooligans were riding illegally on the street. Instead of putting them to a good, educational purpose and donating the...
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    I heard a car crashed into a wall between skidpad...

    I heard a car crashed into a wall between skidpad and accel event, anybody have more info about that? Is the driver OK? Which team was it? Are they going to be able to repair the car for endurance?
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    This brings up a very interesting point. I can't...

    This brings up a very interesting point. I can't speak for Claude or other design judges, but my general impression from being on the student side of 8-10 design judging events is "No". If your...
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    In my 4 years of doing FSAE we only got feedback...

    In my 4 years of doing FSAE we only got feedback on one of our design reports. One judge said it was the best of the whole competition, another judge didn't like it. Go figure...
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    Here's an example of how sharing design reports...

    Here's an example of how sharing design reports could be used to a positive or negative effect on the competition. Lets say that a team that does very well in design has some engineering approach to...
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    Whenever people start talking about upright...

    Whenever people start talking about upright weights there's lots of "That sounds too heavy / that sounds too light, they must not be stiff enough" type handwaving.

    One thing I've never seen is...
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    This very quickly turns into a "where do you draw...

    This very quickly turns into a "where do you draw the line" argument.

    Why is buying an engine, transmission, radiator, differential, axles, wheels, tires, brake calipers, electronics, bearings,...
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    I believe our school's library would do this for...

    I believe our school's library would do this for us. The only way to find out if yours will is to ask them.
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    You were told it wouldn't work? You were told to...

    You were told it wouldn't work? You were told to make it longer? Are you the engineer in charge of the system or not?

    The point of this project is for you to be the engineer. It is your job...
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    If the reason for the 300V limit really is to...

    If the reason for the 300V limit really is to keep the Europeans out so they don't beat up on us, I would have to say that is a very "un-American" attitude, for lack of a better word. The best way...
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    Z, you're on the wrong forums if you want to...

    Z, you're on the wrong forums if you want to groan about kids not spending enough time in the workshop.

    And the logical thing to do would be to order some circlips before you need them, then work...
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    Oh boy.... Solidworks must use some pretty...

    Oh boy....

    Solidworks must use some pretty terrible wheel bearings!
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    A couple years ago me & a teammate were joking...

    A couple years ago me & a teammate were joking about making the car remote controlled. I don't think there's anything in the rulebook that says the driver has to be in the car during dynamic events,...
  25. Yeah the American Racer tires for midget oval...

    Yeah the American Racer tires for midget oval cars were the closest thing I could find when I was digging around. Then Berkeley tried them on their ultra-light car and they apparently had no grip. So...
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