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    G'day Frank Thanks for your kind words. It was...

    G'day Frank

    Thanks for your kind words. It was fun working with you and Alex (Monash Alumni). Scrutineering isn't that easy, lots of things to look at in a short time with teams in a huge rush to...
  2. A lot of the cars seemed to have a very limited...

    A lot of the cars seemed to have a very limited amount of testing before they turned up at competition. I think teams really need to look at the car they can build with the resources (human and non...
  3. Unofficial results Overall RMIT 1st UWA 2nd...

    Unofficial results

    Overall
    RMIT 1st
    UWA 2nd
    UOW 3rd
    UNSW 4th

    Enduro
    RMIT 1st
  4. Congratulations to RMIT and all the teams that...

    Congratulations to RMIT and all the teams that competed.

    Well done to Grant and all the team that built such a good car. Big congrats to Geoff, Steve, Hester and all the other rmit alumni that...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Originally posted by Z:
    Mainly because of the use of the four cylinder...
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    I have to say the design event at FSAE-A this...

    I have to say the design event at FSAE-A this year was a great success and a huge improvement. Congrats to the officials and volunteers involved in the process.

    I have to agree with Storbeck,...
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    I think nerves were on edge and tempers were a...

    I think nerves were on edge and tempers were a bit hot when the conversation took place. The intentions of the talk from the "senior official" were only in what I'm sure he saw as the best interests...
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    Z, your "thinking outside the box" approach is refreshing but maybe doing "Diplomatic forum posting 101" may help with acceptance of your ideas and views....
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    Well another competition is over and Western...

    Well another competition is over and Western Australia decimated the field. It was hard to hear the exact number, at the awards night, but I think UWA got 952 points, the highest ever points score in...
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    Williams have been pretty strange this year. They...

    Williams have been pretty strange this year. They are obviously lacking downforce compared to the McLarens and Renaults which has hurt. Webber was a lot better in qualifying than Heidfeld for the...
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    I know UNSW has been doing aluminium monocoques...

    I know UNSW has been doing aluminium monocoques for a while.

    These were some pics on their website.
    http://www.fsae.unsw.edu.au/rb2005_1.jpg
    http://www.fsae.unsw.edu.au/rb2005_2.jpg
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    There is always a lot of talk about "the weekend...

    There is always a lot of talk about "the weekend autocrosser" and how the tracks are too slow etc. but we all know what the rules (track specs) are and what to expect at a competition. I assume...
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    WOW

    http://www.pcm.unifi.it/FORMULA_STUDENT/ITA/IMMAGINI/2005/race/team/varie/IMG_2878.JPG

    Is this photo real or some photoshop work??

    Also there are some pics of Graz University of...
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    When measuring long. and lat. g in the skid pan...

    When measuring long. and lat. g in the skid pan and acceleration events, time between beams is used because it is the only really practical solution for such a large competition so a similar simple...
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    Well i think we will only see rule changes when...

    Well i think we will only see rule changes when the rules committee can see a real need to shake things up. If you suddenly see 20 or 20 teams getting over 800 points or the vast majority of teams...
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    This is a tricky subject. Personally i think the...

    This is a tricky subject. Personally i think the rules and points are very good at the moment with a good division between all the events.

    Adding another event, like an Oval Track, would be...
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    Well I think a lot of teams out there think about...

    Well I think a lot of teams out there think about what they want to do and not what they can do. When you look at this competition the two main factors that should affect all your design thinking, in...
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    I think innovation and trying new things are...

    I think innovation and trying new things are important in this competition but trying things like a turbo is probably best left till your team has lots of experience in fsae, or lots and lots of...
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    I can't believe that the politics have got this...

    I can't believe that the politics have got this bad in F1 that they can't even put on a race for the fans that have paid good money to watch the cars. All the people involved need to remember that...
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    Jaguar was badly managed but like i said they got...

    Jaguar was badly managed but like i said they got themselves under control in the last two years and the hard work they put in has obviously helped red bull. We will never know how Jaguar would have...
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    When a company as big as Ford have around 400...

    When a company as big as Ford have around 400 people (Jaguar and Cosworth) with a $100 + million budget and the best they can do is pick up a few points here and there when other teams fail, then...
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    The proposed 2008 rules look like a step in the...

    The proposed 2008 rules look like a step in the right direction.

    http://www.formula1.com/news/3175.html
  23. Z, it is good to have lots of different ideas on...

    Z, it is good to have lots of different ideas on the forum and I think the discussion is richer for that.

    In terms of my comment about the aero package there are lots of things to consider. Most...
  24. I think a car can win with 50 very driveable...

    I think a car can win with 50 very driveable horsepower but all things being equal it is a lot easier to win with 80 hp. If you make any mistakes or things go wrong not having the horsepower as a...
  25. This is a good thread. On the topic of...

    This is a good thread.

    On the topic of drivers, sometimes you get drivers with talent and sometimes you don't, this has to be taken into to account when designing a vehicle. If you look at the...
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