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    RIP Robin Herd: 1939-2019

    I'm a little late with this sad news, from June 2019. If you don't know about Robin Herd, you are missing some great race car engineering stories.
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    I always read/post here from a laptop. How well does this site display on different kinds of phones?
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    Welcome back FSAE.com ! Not sure what was wrong,...

    Welcome back FSAE.com ! Not sure what was wrong, but it's been several days (or a week) that I couldn't access the site.
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    If you want to see what others have done, there...

    If you want to see what others have done, there is a lot of info on this forum. The Search isn't very good so use Google site search, this string gave me ~60 hits, many of them are worth reading:
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    > As for rack over constraining ... The worst...

    > As for rack over constraining ...

    The worst cases I've seen are often with a short rack (junior dragster?) that is extended, and then additional bushings are added to support the longer rack...
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    Good discussion! In design judging, I've often...

    Good discussion!

    In design judging, I've often used a quick test that someone told me was the "Carroll Smith steering friction test". With the front tires lifted off the ground, move the steering...
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    Seems to me you are asking the wrong questions(?)...

    Seems to me you are asking the wrong questions(?)

    Whenever I've design judged, one of the most common problems is a steering system with far, far too much friction to allow precise steering by the...
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    Elsewhere in this forum, Bill explains his...

    Elsewhere in this forum, Bill explains his methods in more detail. Unfortunately the FSAE.com Search seems to be broken (at least for me). The first few hits from this Google search point to some...
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    Ref. RCVD p.310-311 - It looks like you are...

    Ref. RCVD p.310-311 - It looks like you are having problems with the third case in Table 8.4 -- which we call CN-CY, finite radius, road load. Increasing speed on a constant radius increases CY...
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    Sticky: 10 years of the TTC secure forum

    A bit of history -- Brian's post above was from just over ten years ago, back on page 16 of this long thread -- 01-21-2009 01:45 PM. This started a long run of Washington State U successfully...
  11. Hi Justin, > Location: Airports, A320\'s,...

    Hi Justin,
    > Location: Airports, A320\'s, 737\'s
    Do any of your flights get to Buffalo? Plan to stop and say Hi.
    -- Doug
  12. Thanks for the links and I see Bill has edited...

    Thanks for the links and I see Bill has edited his plots--axis labels are fine now.
  13. Thanks Bill, a nice way to look at the range of...

    Thanks Bill, a nice way to look at the range of solutions and spot in the lowest weight for each engine displacement.

    When I look at the plot you posted here there are no X and Y axis labels...
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    First question -- what will their algorithm will...

    First question -- what will their algorithm will do when the car gets loose (limit oversteer) and the driver is on opposite steering lock to catch it...
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    Hi Z, good to see you back here. For anyone...

    Hi Z, good to see you back here.

    For anyone that didn't get the "both Country AND Western" gag, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS-zEH8YmiM a truly classic comedy, but perhaps one not seen by...
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    Sticky: FSAE Tire Test Consortium - membership update

    The FSAE Tire Test Consortium now has 550 members worldwide. Nice of FSAE.com to keep this big TTC thread sticky. A few thoughts repeated from earlier milestones:

    + Thanks to all the TTC...
  17. This tire test engineer position at Calspan TIRF...

    This tire test engineer position at Calspan TIRF is still open.

    I'll put in a brief plug for Buffalo NY. After many years of stagnation as a "rust belt" city, the area is really starting to...
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    Dug out this thread from last year, I'll guess...

    Dug out this thread from last year, I'll guess that some of you are working with Round 8 TTC data.
    For those that don't follow XKCD, today's comic summarizes many of the problems in data analysis:
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    Sticky: It's just come to my attention (Sept 2018) that...

    It's just come to my attention (Sept 2018) that Amazon is charging an outrageous price for "RCVD", as of today their price is USD $180. The SAE Bookstore price is $100 and it is discounted for SAE...
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    6" & 7" for the 6.0 wide tires. 7" & 8" for the...

    6" & 7" for the 6.0 wide tires. 7" & 8" for the 7.5 tires.
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    The minimum spindle height (minimum loaded...

    The minimum spindle height (minimum loaded radius) at TIRF is 7.85 inches (19.95cm) so these tires might just reach the roadway--but only at a very light load and with no lateral tread flex. Same...
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    FSAE Tire Test Consortium -- Round 8

    This post is to announce Round 8 testing:

    + Testing at Calspan TIRF is scheduled for Monday July 30th - Wednesday August 1st.

    + After gauging student interest, reviewing the tires currently...
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    Sticky: FSAE Tire Test Consortium -- Round 8

    This post is to announce Round 8 testing:

    + Testing at Calspan TIRF is scheduled for Monday July 30th - Wednesday August 1st.

    + After gauging student interest, reviewing the tires currently...
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    Sticky: As a reminder, when registering for TTC, please...

    As a reminder, when registering for TTC, please use an email address from your university domain. TTC does not accept Gmail/Hotmail/etc. Also, we do not accept email addresses from any special...
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    Perhaps offer style/bonus points to everyone that...

    Perhaps offer style/bonus points to everyone that "drifts" around the pin turn?
    [note, I'm not being completely serious here, but this might generate some discussion?]
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