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    Cartesian Tube is awesome.

    Cartesian Tube is awesome.
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    ....this is not the handout you are looking for....

    ....this is not the handout you are looking for.

    You can make quite a few materials do what you need--just DO some research and experiment. Failure is always an option.

    Ben
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    That brochure is pretty sweet....except it looks...

    That brochure is pretty sweet....except it looks really expensive....
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    What rule is this...? Ben

    What rule is this...?

    Ben
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    Might I suggest a resin catch chamber? All it...

    Might I suggest a resin catch chamber? All it takes is to have a small cylinder with an inlet and outlet where the inlet drops pulled-through resin into a cup while the vacuum is still being pulled...
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    I found at NU that vacuum Degas-ing makes a huge...

    I found at NU that vacuum Degas-ing makes a huge difference in quality. As you are pulling vacuum all the volatiles are coming out--its not just about the bubbles you see. Be careful while...
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    Some teams use FARO/ROMER measurement arms. Some...

    Some teams use FARO/ROMER measurement arms. Some teams do very careful measurements. Some teams use lasercut jigs to hold the tabs in the right spot. It all depends on what kinds of funds you have...
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    The key is getting an office of risk management...

    The key is getting an office of risk management to sign off on it. The Admin will say no very often just because they are lazy. If you get a signed letter from your risk management, they probably...
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    Don't have rod-ends in bending. I also...

    Don't have rod-ends in bending.

    I also recommend telling your university that a spaceframe is much, MUCH better for a first year team.

    Ben
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    Keizer, BBS, Plenty of others.

    Keizer, BBS, Plenty of others.
  11. Thread: Fantasy Car

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    Would you believe sub-250lbs...

    Would you believe sub-250lbs? http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif (No FaceSpace? - click here!) It's going to end up with some carbon, but just the required "rock guards" (aka...
  12. Thread: Fuel tank design

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    Fabricating a custom shaped aluminum tank isn't...

    Fabricating a custom shaped aluminum tank isn't too difficult to do. We can therefore package a different size and shape tank than a purchased version.

    There is also the point that aluminum...
  13. Thread: Fuel tank design

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    (A) If you aren't sure from the rules, you can...

    (A) If you aren't sure from the rules, you can always ask the rules committee.

    (B) Make sure the plastic is fuel compatible.

    (C) Punctures in a flexible material is something you should...
  14. Thread: Fantasy Car

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    Sucker Car will get you that 3G pretty easily.......

    Sucker Car will get you that 3G pretty easily....

    Ben
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    Just use imgur and 'space out' the link (like...

    Just use imgur and 'space out' the link (like www. imgur .com) so that it doesn't get caught by the filter

    Ben
  16. Thread: RP of plenum

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    I want to say this is the stuff: http:...

    I want to say this is the stuff: http: //production3dprinters .com /sites /production3dprinters .com /files /downloads /DS_DuraForm_GF_US.pdf
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    Our team used a (I think) 30% glass filled nylon...

    Our team used a (I think) 30% glass filled nylon via selective laser sintering. Worked great and survived quite a few backfires even at just 1/8" thick. It was thin enough that we could see a...
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    Measure twice, cut once? ...

    Measure twice, cut once? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    More like the sensor wasn't working properly/not getting a good signal to the ECU and we kept screwing it in and testing....

    We ended up buying a...
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    Yeah uh--I have a banged up cam sensor to prove...

    Yeah uh--I have a banged up cam sensor to prove it....

    Ben
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    Oh man these features would have been awesome on...

    Oh man these features would have been awesome on our Suzuki LTR 450. We had to put in a cam sensor for the MoTeC M400. Weight + Things to break/get hit does not make for a good time.

    Ben
  21. Thread: Bodyworks-Design

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    250cc with a really well done diffuser would be...

    250cc with a really well done diffuser would be interesting. Efficient way to get downforce....rather than wings.

    Ben
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    Tbh I joined Formula cause I liked making things....

    Tbh I joined Formula cause I liked making things. Little did I know I'd end up liking race car engineering....

    Ben
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    Catia was made by the French or something in the...

    Catia was made by the French or something in the 90's. They haven't updated the interface since....

    Ben
  24. Thread: COTA Nov 16-18

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    You are my best friend for putting a link to that...

    You are my best friend for putting a link to that map.

    Ben
  25. Thread: COTA Nov 16-18

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    YUUUUUUP. It is gonna be awesome. GA as well!

    YUUUUUUP. It is gonna be awesome. GA as well!
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