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  1. Thread: Design Judging

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    This. This right here is why people quit the...

    This. This right here is why people quit the forums. Specifically, because Claude is an ass, and a persistent one. Z is too sometimes, although he at least has moments of reasonableness scattered in...
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    Well said! If you want to see the different...

    Well said! If you want to see the different paths that design judges, tech inspectors, and other ex-FSAE folks take with their personal FSAE cars after the competitions are long-since over, look no...
  3. Thread: UTAS build 2015

    by Rex
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    Not just a car meeting those criteria. One that...

    Not just a car meeting those criteria. One that was also built in a shed, with a hatchet, by underprivileged orphans, in the snow, uphill both ways. Remember, the point here is NOT that such a car...
  4. Indeed - I do have a reputation to uphold after...

    Indeed - I do have a reputation to uphold after all. :) Let the record show that I can agree with you when you make reasonable points, as is the case here.
  5. Interesting topic! At the admitted risk of being...

    Interesting topic! At the admitted risk of being seen publicly agreeing with Claude, he's absolutely right about some of these points:
    1) Even if it's just one guy pounding laps within 0.1 of each...
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    Charles, if you have contact info for University...

    Charles, if you have contact info for University of Windsor you might ask them - I know they ended up with an engine-less F4i (including a title) about a month ago. :)
  7. Thread: Calspan sticker

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    Ed, thanks for a nice thoughtful response, as...

    Ed, thanks for a nice thoughtful response, as your responses generally seem to be. I respect that.

    On the losers point, your assumption is correct - "not a winner" = "loser" in my mind, from the...
  8. Thread: Calspan sticker

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    Umm, are you sure? Because your above post...

    Umm, are you sure? Because your above post literally says: "We often ask design judges to download a copy before events to check for membership..." If you're backing off of that statement now, or...
  9. Thread: Bottle with CO2

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    If that bottle was filled with CO2, then I...

    If that bottle was filled with CO2, then I imagine your main concern/question would be rule T10.1(d) protection from rotating equipment failure (right next to diff and/or chain). However, since the...
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    Sigh. I hate to respond, but feel compelled to...

    Sigh. I hate to respond, but feel compelled to for some reason, no matter how misguided it may be...
    Really? I thought the whole thing was about grip vs. distance vs. tire wear. Especially...
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    Are you saying that you experienced higher tire...

    Are you saying that you experienced higher tire wear per hour running an auto-x course than you experienced running sustained skidpad? That seems somewhat counterintuitive to me, but I'll admit I've...
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    I'm not generally arguing that folks SHOULDN'T...

    I'm not generally arguing that folks SHOULDN'T measure miles. I think folks should measure just about everything their time/personnel/resources/experience allow them to, although miles seems like a...
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    Claude, thanks for the response, but I don't...

    Claude, thanks for the response, but I don't think that really answers my question. I've asked you to please explain why logging mileage is of such paramount importance that logging hours is, in...
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    This seems like a nice response - provides useful...

    This seems like a nice response - provides useful information that directly addresses your concern. Also the suggestion about the harder compound isn't bad either but the lower forces on the hard...
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    Perhaps you could build a complex mechanism of...

    Perhaps you could build a complex mechanism of cables and linkages for the driver to manually rotate the output shaft slightly before each shift? Just kidding.

    Jokes aside, have you tried...
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    I'm confused about the goals here with all this...

    I'm confused about the goals here with all this course design stuff. Is the goal to make a course layout (by including 3 consecutive "hairpin" turns linked closely enough) that some current cars are...
  17. Thread: UTAS build thread

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    Agreed. I think part of this tension is the...

    Agreed. I think part of this tension is the ever-widening disparity in FSAE of the haves and have-nots. So many teams are so good these days that the new/small teams can't possibly be taken...
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    This is pretty reasonable advice. A thinwall...

    This is pretty reasonable advice. A thinwall metal tube of appropriate diameter to meet the leading-edge radius requirements, wrapped inside your regular carbon layers, makes tech on leading edge...
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    "That's racin" indeed. I follow the mild steel...

    "That's racin" indeed. I follow the mild steel argument but I struggle to agree with it. I have personally seen a fair number of these cars crashed over the years. Side impact with a pole, front...
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    Well sure - lots of the 12C systems are magic,...

    Well sure - lots of the 12C systems are magic, especially the two you mentioned (although some people dislike the ediff stuff). I'm just speaking specifically to the brake steer because it's a...
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    McLaren actually uses a similar concept (although...

    McLaren actually uses a similar concept (although done by the computers rather than a separate pedal and switch) in the MP4-12C. It uses a lightweight open diff, and the car actively brakes the...
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    Wow. I realize this is probably an example of a...

    Wow. I realize this is probably an example of a simple oversight (Claude not seeing Ian's post count/history), but maybe it's also an indication that this whole "judges = forum police" thing has...
  23. Thread: Car for sale

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    I can also vouch for this car. I have ridden...

    I can also vouch for this car. I have ridden along and have driven it a couple of times including an autocross, and it's a blast. Also I bear most of the blame for the coolant situation at the UTA...
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    I think what's giving people concern is that the...

    I think what's giving people concern is that the rules imply they might actually put 2,000N on the pedal (the aforementioned monster judge scenario). If common FSAE caliper or brakeline rated...
  25. Thread: force on pedals

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    Wow, gives some insight into how thought...

    Wow, gives some insight into how thought processes differ between teams/countries/whatever. Maybe my old teams were just unsophisticated, but we took a bathroom scale and put it between driver's...
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