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    Taiga Motors is now hiring!

    Hello FSAE community,

    Taiga Motors is a year-old startup who is developing the world's first production electric snowmobile.
    We have a founding team of three McGill FSAE alumni who identified a...
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    Does anyone have a link to the endurance live...

    Does anyone have a link to the endurance live timing, if it exists?
  3. Drexler Problem Fixed - Long Stubshaft Bolts

    Hello,

    A friendly PSA to those running the Drexler for the first time.
    We had the same problem mentioned by Jonathan where the diff had an incredible amount of preload; one guy was barely capable...
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    These songs have been on repeat for a few weeks:...

    These songs have been on repeat for a few weeks:

    - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJT1xvDOMB0
    - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjlFqgRbICY
    - For canadians only:...
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    I'll throw my vote in for Akron. They completely...

    I'll throw my vote in for Akron. They completely renewed their concept in one year (4cyl to single, added wings, 13s to 10s, composite side-impact chassis...) and dominated in every comp they went...
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    Hi Brendan, Which team are you from? When I...

    Hi Brendan,

    Which team are you from?
    When I first started studying differentials, I found this document by Taylor Race Engineering to e super helpful:...
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    Pranav, You might want to take a second look...

    Pranav,

    You might want to take a second look at your figures. According to what I've seen, the largest contributors to rotational inertia are by far the tires, rims & spindles. I believe the...
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    Z, Thanks for the insight, I had never...

    Z,

    Thanks for the insight, I had never visualized it that way.
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    Hi guys, I've been wondering for a few days...

    Hi guys,

    I've been wondering for a few days now why sprocket designs tend to place bracing in compression. Check out the following album for examples (keep in mind that bike sprockets are on the...
  10. How do you pass brakes test with ABS?

    How do you pass brakes test with ABS?
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    Yes. But not EV tractive system parts.

    Yes.
    But not EV tractive system parts.
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    Incidentally, does anyone have those UoW renders?...

    Incidentally, does anyone have those UoW renders? I'm really curious now.
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    HunterXHunter, what do you mean by "hub"? In my...

    HunterXHunter, what do you mean by "hub"? In my lingo hub = spindle, which is a rotating part...
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    Magnet on a stick?

    Magnet on a stick?
  15. Personally, I'd be interested to know: Has anyone...

    Personally, I'd be interested to know: Has anyone here ever done composites FEA with Pro Engineer or an associated plugin?
  16. Like Francis said, look into FiberSim. I'm...

    Like Francis said, look into FiberSim. I'm reasonably sure they offer plugins for most CAD packages. They definitely do for CATIA so I wouldn't be surprised for Solidworks.
    I've been using NX's...
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    Is it for this year? If so how did you complete...

    Is it for this year? If so how did you complete your FMEA without an ESA's signature?
    Otherwise, I would try to find an electrical engineer who has recently graduated from your faculty (or one that...
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    Digging up an old thread here, I just wanted to...

    Digging up an old thread here, I just wanted to share this tidbit:

    If anyone wants to take apart their stock Torsen T1 012000, their suggested method works very well. Cut a little notch into the...
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    Rotax 4-TEC ds450 (450cc single) dry 32 kg

    Rotax 4-TEC ds450 (450cc single) dry
    32 kg
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    I think I see your point. I just had the...

    I think I see your point. I just had the impression you were using both interchangeably.

    Do you think you could write out a brief "Shape Factors for Dummies" breakdown? I haven't had the...
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    IMO it's misleading to talk about density instead...

    IMO it's misleading to talk about density instead of modulus when considering second moments of area (Izz). The two arent always correlated...
    An interesting application of stiffness-strength-weight...
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    No sweat Scott. I'm sure we all appreciate how...

    No sweat Scott. I'm sure we all appreciate how hard you work to get us our parts.
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    Thanks, that's quite useful!

    Thanks, that's quite useful!
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    Take a look at Anderson Power Products.

    Take a look at Anderson Power Products.
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    mech5496, do you have a link to the presentations...

    mech5496, do you have a link to the presentations you mentioned? A quick look around the FSE site revealed nothing...
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