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    The ADFA beam axle car was designed using a clean...

    The ADFA beam axle car was designed using a clean sheet approach and a fresh look at what the FSAE rules were all about. After learning FSAE the monkey see monkey do way over 4 years as an...
  2. Thread: FF frame mods

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    Great article Neil. A very good demonstration of...

    Great article Neil. A very good demonstration of how a practical engineer can use CAE/FEA to improve a race car. I think developing an old FFord is a much cooler proposition than competing with the...
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    The more I think about beam axles, the more I...

    The more I think about beam axles, the more I think a carbon tube live rear axle could be a really good choice for a Formula SAE car. A single (large OD ~2.5in) off the shelf carbon tube with bearing...
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    The main reason I propose dyno runs is that the...

    The main reason I propose dyno runs is that the data we have pulled off the FSG website has been very useful in making conceptual design decisions. We all know there are calibration and correction...
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    I agree 100% with Kev. I would love to see SAE-A...

    I agree 100% with Kev. I would love to see SAE-A collaborate with IEAUST. Like he said not all FSAE grads end up in the automotive industry and the skills acquired can make you a valuable engineer...
  6. UNSW@ADFA got a lucky break with the weather and...

    UNSW@ADFA got a lucky break with the weather and were able run in the dry after the top teams ran in the wet.we were lapping around top ten until we had what we think is a gear box failure on lap 17...
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    ADFA's design report is already on our website: ...

    ADFA's design report is already on our website:

    http://www.fsae.unsw.adfa.edu.au/car.htm

    If any teams would like to send us theirs then please send to michael.olsen@student.adfa.edu.au.
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  8. If you put the pushrod or pull rod on the upright...

    If you put the pushrod or pull rod on the upright wouldn't you have to make sure the centre of the spherical bearing coincides with the steering axis?

    Surely it is much easier just to make sure...
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    I was standing in the driver change area when...

    I was standing in the driver change area when Curtin decided to see if their car was amphibious, I can now vouch that it most certainly is. I hope your marketing guys are taking full advantage of...
  10. If you google 'Natsoft' the second or third link...

    If you google 'Natsoft' the second or third link will take you to race results. The FSAE-A results are a few places from the top of the list. The results have a summary of fastest laps as well as lap...
  11. Hey Guys, I had an absolute ball at this...

    Hey Guys,

    I had an absolute ball at this year’s competition. It was such a nice change to have a relatively smooth run through all events and come away with a bunch of personal best results for...
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    Bugger you're right exFSAE. I just did those...

    Bugger you're right exFSAE. I just did those numbers really quickly. Thanks for finding my mistake when I was writing it I had that feeling that I'd forgotten something important. I'll rework the...
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    bump! My post above was delayed even though I...

    bump! My post above was delayed even though I broke the link.
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    Please can the site owner change it so that you...

    Please can the site owner change it so that you can post links and embed images etc after 10 posts or something. It is so frustrating. I just tried to post something and it got stuck in the filter,...
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    I just spent the last week manufacturing a...

    I just spent the last week manufacturing a suspension compliance test rig to try and put some numbers to the compliance of our beam axle design. Photos of the rig are available at:

    http: // s928....
  16. Thread: Cane Creek DB

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    Does anyone here have experience instrumenting...

    Does anyone here have experience instrumenting the damper eyelet of the Cane Creek DB? I would like to instrument our dampers for monitoring vertical load at each corner and as were run direct...
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    Hey Jasper, that is a truly remarkable video....

    Hey Jasper, that is a truly remarkable video. It's quite amazing to see just how much everything actually moves. That would be a great video to show half way through the engineering degree when the...
  18. Thread: Beam axles

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    Bump... Now that my post has finally been...

    Bump... Now that my post has finally been approved.
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    I haven't done a direct comparison between the...

    I haven't done a direct comparison between the Bill of Materials and associated cost for hard line and flex line but when I tried to add it all up in my mind earlier in the year the combination with...
  20. Thread: Beam axles

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    We've never had any drive axle failures. Our...

    We've never had any drive axle failures. Our biggest failure was a front hub that was grossly understrength for the cornering load case. The hub flanges each failed and the wheel departed company...
  21. Thread: Beam axles

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    I am hoping that our beam axle car will be well...

    I am hoping that our beam axle car will be well enough sorted by the competition to demonstrate some of the potential of the concept rather than our operation of the car holding it back.

    A way I...
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    I'd be interested to know how the panel is...

    I'd be interested to know how the panel is supposed to be supported for this test. If the test was the same as using a hole punch for sheet metal i.e. one inch punch on the top skin with the bottom...
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    One of the perceived weaknesses of beam axles is...

    One of the perceived weaknesses of beam axles is lack of camber gain in roll. I would say the solution to that is fairly simple:

    Use a front solid beam axle zero steering axis inclination and...
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    The FSAE rules don't actually say you have to...

    The FSAE rules don't actually say you have to compete with the university you are studying with, it just says you have to be enrolled as a student. Has anyone studying by distance competed with a...
  25. Thread: Beam axles

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    I made a post with a link to the 'Beam Axles...

    I made a post with a link to the 'Beam Axles Front/Rear or Both' thread I started a little while ago. Just waiting for the link to be approved.
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