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  1. I'm reviving this thread, as I've been thinking...

    I'm reviving this thread, as I've been thinking about the Lancaster Link a lot lately (primarily out of boredom), and I'd like to question a statement made by Malcolm.

    I would have gone to see if...
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    Sticky: Yes! Please! This!

    Yes! Please! This!
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    Deep Breath (Part 2)

    Why not include this as part of the DE submission? We require that teams designs the car themselves and judge them on this, so why not require that they test their car as well?




    If they are...
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    Deep Breath (Part 1)

    That's not very nice Claude. I was merely proposing a thought experiment.

    What I do get, is that most teams break down because they made X part 'too thin' , and didn't have time to test it...
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    I'm not denying that a 200kg weight limit make...

    I'm not denying that a 200kg weight limit make certain designs uncompetitive. It absolutely does. My argument is: so what?

    The aero limitations opened up a number of years ago, all of a sudden you...
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    Two simple rules to improve results.

    So I've been giving advice to my old team, and on occasion members of other teams if I strike up a rapport with them at comp.

    I've also spent many a Sunday afternoon watching car after car...
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    The biggest image problem the competition has is...

    The biggest image problem the competition has is going to get a lot worse this year.

    Historically a 50-60% drop-out rate in Endurance can be expected. Although most people can associate that with...
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    They are indeed stubborn, and exceptionally 'hard...

    They are indeed stubborn, and exceptionally 'hard of hearing'. But I'm hoping (although perhaps, not expecting) that a communication 'signed' by a large number of people, including plenty of alumni...
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    As fun as a breakaway competition might be;...

    As fun as a breakaway competition might be; before going rogue, we should probably approach the IMechE with these issues, to see if we can't instigate change to the existing competition. I wouldn't...
  10. Does anyone have any information on FS Spain this...

    Does anyone have any information on FS Spain this year? Radio silence this late in the day makes it feel like they're not doing one this year.
  11. Is a wireless kill-switch not on the cards? ...

    Is a wireless kill-switch not on the cards?

    People talk about wireless telemetry, team radios, etc. Why not just have a marshal radio to a control box who simply cut power to car number XX? Tell...
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    It also depends a lot on experience levels. If I...

    It also depends a lot on experience levels. If I was forming a team from all the past team members I've known and worked with, then I'd be quite happy picking only 4 or 5 of them, and would be...
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    There's a joke in there somewhere about how much...

    There's a joke in there somewhere about how much cojones your driver has.
  14. From experience i can tell you that there's a big...

    From experience i can tell you that there's a big difference in reaction from drivers between someone running towards you waving their hands to stop, and someone running towards you brandishing a...
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    Is a re-wording of: However, it is still...

    Is a re-wording of:


    However, it is still ambiguous. Inclined forward FROM WHERE?!
    Inclined rearward, as used for the upper portion of the main hoop, suggests tilting backwards about the lowest...
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    Tire in ~2 inch deep channels? With wheelbase and...

    Tire in ~2 inch deep channels? With wheelbase and track easily adjusted to suit the car. Each corner has it's own channel that pivots around centre point aligned with "kingpin" axle.
    Just a few...
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    I'm not a fan either Pennyman. But after years of...

    I'm not a fan either Pennyman. But after years of the standard rule book never improving, someone had to do something.

    FSG have thrown down the gauntlet, other EU events have followed suit. It's...
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    Really long rear wings, really wide front wings....

    Really long rear wings, really wide front wings.
    So you've got huge yaw mass hanging out the back, and a big cone plough at the front. Interesting areas for compromise.
    I'm expecting rear wings to...
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    There's allowing design freedom, and then there's...

    There's allowing design freedom, and then there's over complicating the rules to allow for design freedom that is unlikely to ever be used. If teams are spending all their time deciphering the rules...
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    I second all of the positive comments above, I...

    I second all of the positive comments above, I think these are great. A lot of UK C-teams already consider FSUK as a dress rehearsal due to the scoring bias. So not running aero at Silverstone in...
  21. One assumes that the rule means +/-1" of wheel...

    One assumes that the rule means +/-1" of wheel travel relative the the sprung mass of the car, but this is not clearly stated. +/-1" of wheel travel relative to the ground would be easily proven by...
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    What I've heard so far is: "We're going to...

    What I've heard so far is:

    "We're going to gain two thirds of bugger all in theoretical points by saving weight on our wishbones. Which won't make any difference to our overall ranking, and will...
  23. Not to be a nay sayer, but... Sending things...

    Not to be a nay sayer, but...

    Sending things off to a professional waterjet cutter is not a complicated process. Output a .dxf from CAD and you're away. It is not an overly expensive thing to...
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    I agreed with Julian on this one. I've seen a...

    I agreed with Julian on this one.

    I've seen a car skim it's wheel on a tirewall doing only ~5mph. The front wishbones buckled, and the nose of the car crashed to the ground. I've also seen a...
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    Julian, we've talked before about budgets. And...

    Julian, we've talked before about budgets. And it's an interesting thing. My old team's budget is significantly smaller than yous, but almost all of it comes from the university directly. With, for...
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