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    yeah, there's definite visible runout with our...

    yeah, there's definite visible runout with our keizers. that's unfortunate, but i guess you get what you pay for.

    there's a noticeable trend of fsae teams moving away from keizer, probably...
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    ask your sponsor if he'd drive the car. that...

    ask your sponsor if he'd drive the car. that might change his mind.

    seriously, in the interest of safety, i'd be really reluctant to try an aluminium frame because of the joining issues, and...
  3. Thread: Bellcranks

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    constant? constants don't exist in racing. ...

    constant? constants don't exist in racing.

    it's not necessarily a bad property and unknown. if you use this knowledge correctly, you can make it a rising rate setup without having to make trick...
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    what do you guys do for the single-lap autox?

    what do you guys do for the single-lap autox?
  5. Thread: First Year Blog

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    beat you to it: ...

    beat you to it:

    http://www.umfsae.blogspot.com/

    but we only covered the actual competition. don't expect any updates as the year goes on. t'was a good way to keep the sponsors informed.
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    yes, michael. i need closure on this anecdote!

    yes, michael. i need closure on this anecdote!
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    i fully agree, but i didn't have the cajoles to...

    i fully agree, but i didn't have the cajoles to say it in a public forum, but i must add this:

    sometimes, leaders have to say something thought-provoking to drive widespread change. perhaps, at...
  8. Thread: Bellcranks

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    you should get a slot cutter for your cnc.

    you should get a slot cutter for your cnc.
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    This is Bob Mai, also of the UofManitoba team. ...

    This is Bob Mai, also of the UofManitoba team. Just warning you all that we'll probably be visiting you all to see if we can trade a set of wheels for the week of competition. We have a brand new...
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    Carole Sanders, I think, was my contact, and I...

    Carole Sanders, I think, was my contact, and I had to go through the Aurora, Illinois, site directly because the Canadian one, Rod Ends Mechanical, couldn't offer the discount like last year. It...
  11. Thread: Chassis bottom?

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    Flat bottoms aren't really performance enhancers....

    Flat bottoms aren't really performance enhancers. They're usually rules in the racing formula that dictate the bottom of the car should be flat for the sake of moving more aero devices up in plain...
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    Ah, the small detail known as the stated rules. ...

    Ah, the small detail known as the stated rules. If you build to the rules and to 100% Ackerman, Your calculations are correct. I'm not going 100% Ackerman and I'm ignoring that line in the rules,...
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    Alan, Here's a hint. How did you figure that...

    Alan,

    Here's a hint. How did you figure that 25 degrees per side would not be enough for you?

    Bob Mai - yofa@shaw.ca
    Steering/Suspension
    University of Manitoba/Red River College
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    I'm just wondering how much steering angle other...

    I'm just wondering how much steering angle other teams have built into their front suspension.

    With the crazy scrub radiuses and kingpins I've seen thrown around, I'm curious if any team has...
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    I'm just wondering how much steering angle other...

    I'm just wondering how much steering angle other teams have built into their front suspension.

    With the crazy scrub radiuses and kingpins I've seen thrown around, I'm curious if any team has...
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    Sticky: Are you serious? Ayrton Senna wrote a book? I...

    Are you serious? Ayrton Senna wrote a book? I gotta get that too.

    Bob Mai
    University of Manitoba
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    Yes, Staniforth's book is excellent. Although...

    Yes, Staniforth's book is excellent. Although the interviews at first sound interesting, those guys are too smart to give away anything useful. Don't forget that Gordon Murray was interviewed too,...
  18. Thread: Wheel Rate

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    hmmm... i went with 3.2 front, 2.8 hz rear. i...

    hmmm...

    i went with 3.2 front, 2.8 hz rear. i often read that front stiffness should always be greater than rear, for less nose dive and generally to make sure that the front end is always more...
  19. Thread: Air Show pic

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    It's probably just temporarily down, but I...

    It's probably just temporarily down, but I couldn't log into the FTP today. Therefore, I'm posting this image here.

    Bob Mai - yofa@shaw.ca
    Tel: (204) 229-2248
  20. Thread: Air Show pic

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    It's probably just temporarily down, but I...

    It's probably just temporarily down, but I couldn't log into the FTP today. Therefore, I'm posting this image here.

    Bob Mai - yofa@shaw.ca
    Tel: (204) 229-2248
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