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    Wow, that's a very impressive looking setup! Just...

    Wow, that's a very impressive looking setup! Just curious, any idea what kind of heat your muffler puts onto that drive shaft? I don't have any experience with singles, thought it might be an...
  2. Sticky: RollingCamel, Not necessarily. The purpose...

    RollingCamel,

    Not necessarily. The purpose of well defining your management structure and strategy is to avoid the destructive potential of the inevitable moment where someone says "It would be...
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    Lorenzo, Remember that the total points score is...

    Lorenzo,
    Remember that the total points score is 1000 points. So the cost difference makes up roughly 0.5% of a team's score.

    That being said, I'm not 100% with Scott on this one either. I see...
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    Let's just play a little numbers game real quick:...

    Let's just play a little numbers game real quick:

    If design and fabrication takes 10000 man-hours and you're willing to work 20 hours a week on it, how long will it take you to complete the task?...
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    +1 on the bad for your health thing... That one...

    +1 on the bad for your health thing... That one finally caught up with me last year AFTER I stopped doing FSAE.

    Looking back through all of your old FSAE photos so you can show people how not to...
  6. Sticky: Cheers, Geoff Geoff Pearson RMIT FSAE...

    Cheers,

    Geoff


    Geoff Pearson
    RMIT FSAE 03-06

    >>>Design it. Build it. Break it. <<<
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    Bump to get this back to the top of the discussion board.

    Just wanted to let BigBird know that his ideas have made it into endurance racing. I'm in a school at Le Mans, and we're building a car...
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    +1000

    +1000
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    Having over two hours of data to sort through...

    Having over two hours of data to sort through from one day of testing. In short, I love data acquisition!
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    We're on the ground and running (on 4 wheels, for...

    We're on the ground and running (on 4 wheels, for real this time). It's great to have a data acquisition system that tells you what the engine is doing without having a laptop strapped to you while...
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    I'm pretty sure that would not be allowed by the...

    I'm pretty sure that would not be allowed by the TTC. From their website:

    "Consortium members are free to use this data in the design and construction of their FSAE entries, other school projects...
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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 MalcolmG:
    We've never really had any big issues with...
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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 poe21:

    Ans: U-Joint </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Karnak: ...
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    +1 on the top speed We just tell them that it's...

    +1 on the top speed
    We just tell them that it's geared to like 150, but our competition focuses on handling, and you're an inch off the ground, so 35 feels like 70.
    Raise you "what's it do in the...
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    We use the US Composites 700 Vinyl Ester Resin...

    We use the US Composites 700 Vinyl Ester Resin for our body parts and other carbon fiber pieces of the car. It mixes up a little on the purple side but it produces an almost mirror like shine when...
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    Eric, Looking around on the Simpson site, it...

    Eric,
    Looking around on the Simpson site, it looks like they offer submarine straps that can be bought separately that meet the rules. However, the zoom on that particular page isn't working right,...
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    Yes, there are a few missing tubes. There's a...

    Yes, there are a few missing tubes. There's a bit of a debate within the team as to whether or not crossed tubes at that location are legal. We're waiting on a response from the rules committee.
  18. You might want to find a copy of Competition Car...

    You might want to find a copy of Competition Car Suspension by Allain Stainforth. It details the process for "eliminating" bumpsteer. We have ours down to a few thousands toe-in for one inch of...
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    Is the FSAE TTC secure forum even active? I...

    Is the FSAE TTC secure forum even active? I registered on September 22nd and my account still hasn't been activated. Who should I contact about this?
  20. Thanks for the info. I ended up using my SCCA...

    Thanks for the info. I ended up using my SCCA discount to say at a Choice Hotel (Comfort, Quality, Sleep, etc. Inn) that's about 3 miles from campus.
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    Does anyone have suggestions on where to stay for this seminar? Tried looking through older posts, but no one made any recommendations.
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    Make sure you test a small portion of the foam...

    Make sure you test a small portion of the foam with the body filler first to make sure it won't eat through it. We CNC our molds, sand them as smooth as possible with 220 grit, then put a layer of...
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    Not trying to fan the flames any, but this is...

    Not trying to fan the flames any, but this is from the official SAE.org forum:

    "Question # 3: Will cars that do not comply with rules 4.1 and 4.2 still be allowed to compete in dynamic events? I...
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    UTA Runs the West Course of SCCA Solo Nationals...

    UTA Runs the West Course of SCCA Solo Nationals

    Here's a short clip of cars 107 and 108 from UTA making a quick lap of the West Course. Aero next year anyone?
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    Michael Royce? That will be most interesting if...

    Michael Royce? That will be most interesting if it is indeed the same person...
    As for the Mississippi State FSAE car, seems to be that it likes to break before a big event... Or during one, for...
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