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    We just ordered a full set of the D2704 compound...

    We just ordered a full set of the D2704 compound for our 2005 Alumni car, anybody have any experience driving on these yet?
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    Rutgers did Carbon Wheels for the 1995 FSAE...

    Rutgers did Carbon Wheels for the 1995 FSAE competition...not sure if anybody else did it earlier.

    And a Composite Monocoque for 1994. Looking at pictures, it's difficult to tell that the UTA car...
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    I'll start off by saying that I'm a Rutgers...

    I'll start off by saying that I'm a Rutgers Formula Racing Alumni that graduated in '06. I was the suspension team lead at that time.

    Back then we used the Tanner Gen 2 because it was a good,...
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    I'll start off by saying that I'm a Rutgers...

    I'll start off by saying that I'm a Rutgers Formula Racing Alumni that graduated in '06. I was the suspension team lead at that time.

    Back then we used the Tanner Gen 2 because it was a good,...
  5. Thread: 4 13" Wheels

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    Looking for 4 13" wheels. Prefer 6" with 1"...

    Looking for 4 13" wheels.

    Prefer 6" with 1" offset and 7" with 2" offset, but might be flexible.

    Let me know if you have anything.
  6. Thread: 4 13" Wheels

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    Looking for 4 13" wheels. Prefer 6" with 1"...

    Looking for 4 13" wheels.

    Prefer 6" with 1" offset and 7" with 2" offset, but might be flexible.

    Let me know if you have anything.
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    I would calculate the moment of inertia of the...

    I would calculate the moment of inertia of the factory flywheel.

    I would try to keep the combined moment of inertia of the CVT and the flywheel near the moment of inertia of the factory flywheel....
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    Nube, Determine the rotation that the swaybar...

    Nube,

    Determine the rotation that the swaybar will see during steady state cornering. Apply that rotation to the swaybar to determine stress (no FEA needed, just a hand calculation).

    That'll...
  9. Prepping for the same competition ('06 at Ford...

    Prepping for the same competition ('06 at Ford Proving Grounds on a silky smooth surface) with the same knowledge about our tires... I would do the same thing.

    If I were prepping for the current...
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    Goodluck with the repair! I just noticed the...

    Goodluck with the repair!

    I just noticed the venturi broke off the intake, leaving you with no throttling ... did the engine rev to redline after the accident or stall because the mixture was too...
  11. Thread: ACCUSUMP

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    IMO you had better be able to REALLY justify...

    IMO you had better be able to REALLY justify adding an 8lbs canister + the additional oil + the lines.

    Wet sump with proper baffling works just fine if you ask me and the oil pressure we've...
  12. What is the 133% speed rule?

    What is the 133% speed rule?
  13. Thread: rotor width

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    The min rotor thickness is likely only an issue...

    The min rotor thickness is likely only an issue as your brake pads approach minimum thickness. So long as your pads are nice and thick, you're good to go.
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    A well shifted, well setup car will not be...

    A well shifted, well setup car will not be unstable under braking. I am no schumacher but the car did not feel (or look) at all unstable during heavy braking & clutchless downshifts.

    The CVT is...
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    What is the wheelbase and track of your car?...

    What is the wheelbase and track of your car?
    Obviously...a smaller car weighs less.

    Knowledge of loads via acceleromters or strain gages will allow you to build a lighter car.

    How thick a...
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    Perhaps you can bring in FSAE alumni who have...

    Perhaps you can bring in FSAE alumni who have gotten jobs in the engineering field to speak to the people in charge.

    I graduated in May '06...and the FSAE experience made the transition to real...
  17. Thread: Rear Uprights

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    You can design the upright geometry to minimize...

    You can design the upright geometry to minimize load in the toelink under accel/braking.

    You should also consider slop within the joints when you chose a toe base.

    Essentially...bigger is...
  18. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BryanH:
    Re engine selection, bottom line is if a Team...
  19. Thread: two radiators

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    With all the time spent trying to lower CG...

    With all the time spent trying to lower CG height, I am surprised to see the number of teams running giant single radiators above the engine or rear subframe. Even one single radiator hanging off the...
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    I hope it is actually enforced. If you look...

    I hope it is actually enforced.

    If you look at some cars driving during the competition (I am thinking FSAE East)...you can see that they clearly don't meet the broomstick over the 2 roll hoops...
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    There is more to placing your brake calipers than...

    There is more to placing your brake calipers than the Yaw Moment of Inertia...the resulting bearing reaction loads can play a large role in placing the brake caliper.
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    I was just wondering, because I know Rutgers did...

    I was just wondering, because I know Rutgers did a carbon car in '94 and as far as I know that was the first carbon chassis in the FSAE world.

    You guys are making me want to go back to school for...
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    First team to do a carbon chassis? What year was...

    First team to do a carbon chassis? What year was that? Or do you mean first Kansas team to do a carbon chassis?
  24. Thread: Sprocket FEA

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    There are calculations out there to figure out...

    There are calculations out there to figure out the distribution of load to each tooth on the sprocket. Only the first 10 teeth on the main sprocket (say around 50 tooth) will really be taking any...
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    Rod ends can work JUST FINE if you size them...

    Rod ends can work JUST FINE if you size them appropriately.

    Everybody always talks about the weight savings of going to sphericals. Well, how much is it? Its negligible if you maintain the...
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