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    As onemaniac has said you're best off contacting...

    As onemaniac has said you're best off contacting the official rules committee; an opinion from an internet forum is nothing to go by.

    In saying that, I believe your chassis fails rule T3.19.2, in...
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    Exactly what I was thinking Z. Just get teams to...

    Exactly what I was thinking Z. Just get teams to volunteer marshals relative to the size of their team. You would not even need that many on top of the standard volunteers!
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    I'm also not a big fan of the tyre gate idea....

    I'm also not a big fan of the tyre gate idea. Seems like one step forward and two steps back. The Calder track is long enough that there should be plenty of time between cars to pick cones up safely,...
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    This was more my point. Having the cushion to...

    This was more my point. Having the cushion to replace any broken parts or mistakes, or avoid the sometimes extremely tedious process of obtaining a sponsored component that may only be $200 - $1000...
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    Ooops, what have I done! :( Rereading my post,...

    Ooops, what have I done! :(

    Rereading my post, it sounds more like a whinge which is certainly not how I intended it. Funding certainly doesn't build you a racecar entirely, but a cushion to sit...
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    Our uni thinks they are generous in granting us...

    Our uni thinks they are generous in granting us $5000 AUD, which *just* covers our entry to the Aus competition.

    Rumors on the grapevine are that Stuttgart run on nearly $600,000 AUD.

    I have...
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    Not sure I would fully agree with you BillCobb....

    Not sure I would fully agree with you BillCobb. It is definitely a circumstance you want to avoid, whereby teams learn "how to build an FSAE car" by copying one team or another. But how would a build...
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    UTAS has had 2 build threads. We're now in our...

    UTAS has had 2 build threads. We're now in our third year of operation and had build threads for our first two years. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to get feedback as we went, correct things...
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    This is very poignant for me at the moment, being...

    This is very poignant for me at the moment, being in the midst of applying for grad positions and hopping on a plane tomorrow for an interview with Ford (freaking excited, yes).

    I wonder how much...
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    Claude, That is not my upright, I was simply...

    Claude,

    That is not my upright, I was simply posting the image for Matt who's URL had failed...
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    Just take the http:// off the front of the link...

    Just take the http:// off the front of the link :)

    imgur.com/a/OCsKX

    I would be surprised if they were 350g. The toe link extensions look quite delicate too.
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    As far as we understand it, regardless of how...

    As far as we understand it, regardless of how your fuel tank is designed there must simply be two holes at the lowest points in your chassis and undertray (if you have one) to allow any leaked fluids...
  13. I have always interpreted it as the latter option...

    I have always interpreted it as the latter option (i.e. not centrelines), but we've always connected those nodes together anyway.
  14. Thread: UTAS build 2015

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    You are correct regarding steering. For some...

    You are correct regarding steering. For some reason or another, the same problem has occurred again. It is better mind you, but compared to driving other cars we are still behind. There may have been...
  15. Thread: UTAS build 2015

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    2015 Competition

    So Utas achieved 15th out of 30 this year. It's a little lower than we were hoping for, but I think it's an expected result.

    We suffered for sure in not getting enough testing done before comp;...
  16. Thread: UTAS build 2015

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    Oh boy... what have I started here. Maybe I...

    Oh boy... what have I started here. Maybe I should just say the 270kg was a typo! ;) Relax, the car is not 270kg, but until recently we had not had an accurate weigh-in. I'm not going to add fuel to...
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    That's pretty rough. I would like to believe that...

    That's pretty rough. I would like to believe that we have over engineered our car on the premise of reliability and ensuring we finish events (we will probably weigh close to 270kg without driver)...
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    Fair call; I'll discuss this with him and see...

    Fair call; I'll discuss this with him and see what his thoughts are. We are running finally but still lots of things to tick off so we pass all rules. It will still be a busy two weeks of testing,...
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    mmmm a tad unfair. I said in a leader meeting not...

    mmmm a tad unfair. I said in a leader meeting not long ago I'm prepared to turn up to comp with no wings or ARB on the exact basis you have all stated. Our suspension lead (who's final year project...
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    Should be done by Monday if all goes smoothly,...

    Should be done by Monday if all goes smoothly, but you know... student designs and whatnot. Might be a few more days to make it work correctly.
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    Scary times indeed... but we will make it. ...

    Scary times indeed... but we will make it.

    Never give up!
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    Register yourself on this Australian Subaru...

    Register yourself on this Australian Subaru Forester forum, there is a guy who's been desperate to sell his M400 for a long time. This link might not work, but just search for M400 once you've made...
  23. Thread: UTAS build 2015

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    That's really awkward... first year mistake. How...

    That's really awkward... first year mistake. How embarrassing :(

    We'll have a go at those methods and see what we come up with. I imagine it will be about 70-80% of the FEA projected figure.

    ...
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    All our potential drivers are all undergoing 15...

    All our potential drivers are all undergoing 15 week private training session... so even if our car breaks at comp again, at least we will all look like Chuck Norris! Except... pasty white. Because...
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    Thanks for you comments guys, It is my...

    Thanks for you comments guys,



    It is my understanding (a summary of) that bump absorbtion should be made through the suspension dampers and ARB where it can be controlled, rather than through...
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