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  1. Thread: Tyre Data

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    I just hope GM isn't stuck on something using the...

    I just hope GM isn't stuck on something using the F, AT, G, and H functions.
  2. Thread: Tyre Data

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    Bill, I'd be interested in seeing your MF...

    Bill,
    I'd be interested in seeing your MF fitter. I have a couple unrelated data fitting projects and I want to see if there are any filtering or fitting strategies I can snag.
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    another thing that you can do is look at track...

    another thing that you can do is look at track data. Two drivers will almost always be faster or slower than one another in different parts of a course. If you have data, you can compare lines,...
  4. I'd agree with the choice of Gillespie over RCVD...

    I'd agree with the choice of Gillespie over RCVD for an introductory course. But are you sure you really need a text at all? The VD course I had as an undergrad didn't use a textbook and it was...
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    I highly doubt this. If...

    I highly doubt this. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    If anything, I think sustained torque would be better for the tire
  6. Thread: Tyre Data

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    I think the main things to look at are how the...

    I think the main things to look at are how the tires respond to load and camber changes, where the peak lateral force occurs, and the shape of the curve as it saturates (does it fall off sharply or...
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    I don't think accuracy is nearly as important as...

    I don't think accuracy is nearly as important as precision.
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    on production vehicles, compliance is actually...

    on production vehicles, compliance is actually designed into the suspension and used as a tuning knob to adjust ride and handling characteristics. while it may be tempting to do the same with a FSAE...
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    As a guy on "the other side" I thought I would...

    As a guy on "the other side" I thought I would chime in. The company I currently work for, a tier 1 automotive supplier that sponsors a fairly large number of FSAE teams, uses FSAE primarily for...
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    you can always put it up on a site like sendspace.

    you can always put it up on a site like sendspace.
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    you can get that information from a lot of the...

    you can get that information from a lot of the technical profiles teams post on their websites and/or submit to the formula sae magazine given out at competition. Of course, they aren't always...
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    Bill, any FSAE cars in that data viewer? If not...

    Bill, any FSAE cars in that data viewer? If not you might be shocked at what some of these cars do when you put them on a K&C rig.
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    I can think of 3-4 key issues with that right off...

    I can think of 3-4 key issues with that right off the bat:

    1. design judges aren't going to like it very much if a team starts running a "sketchy" component like a carbon fiber rim without any...
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    My experience is limited, but from what I...

    My experience is limited, but from what I understand, the motor is pretty compact and makes good power, but has some awful reliability issues. I hear they chew through starters and have trouble...
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    My new project: ...

    My new project:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/zac102/Garage019.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/zac102/Garage020.jpg

    There's a Devin bodied roadster buried under that...
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    So Bill, do you mount the wheel force transducers...

    So Bill, do you mount the wheel force transducers before or after you attach the hay trailer to the corvette?
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    The other thing to consider though is getting a...

    The other thing to consider though is getting a set of the FBMW tires just for testing and training purposes. The overall grip might be substantially lower, but they'd still be good for training...
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    the other issue I've heard of with student...

    the other issue I've heard of with student designed or fabricated wheels is out of spec rim flanges. You don't have to be too far outside of the ETRTO or TR&A guidelines to be at the point where it...
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    Carbon fiber bodywork and a steering wheel are...

    Carbon fiber bodywork and a steering wheel are probably a good place to start, and A-arms would be a good second step. Wheels and uprights might be more trouble then they're worth. Just be warned,...
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    the current crop of D2692's should seat at a...

    the current crop of D2692's should seat at a reasonable for most rims.
  21. Thread: disable hiss

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    It all depends on where the bike came from. HISS...

    It all depends on where the bike came from. HISS is the security system on the foreign-market f4i's, I don't think it's present on the US models

    Probably the best thing to do is to just switch to...
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    Carbon fiber rims are a lot of time, money, and...

    Carbon fiber rims are a lot of time, money, and trouble for something of marginal performance benefit. I'd worry more about how to build a car that easily makes it through tech inspection and...
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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 raj_fsae:
    "No. Go buy the book. Stop stealing other...
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    Unless you have alumni with access to a...

    Unless you have alumni with access to a flat-trac(and one that sees a fair amount of down-time at that), I can't imagine it being very cost effective to do any kind of private force and moment...
  25. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Silverback:
    Decide the competition you are entering...
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