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    I did an informal game theory study of my own a...

    I did an informal game theory study of my own a few years back having a look at the trade-off between reliability and performance (if they were mutually exclusive). The results were pretty clear.
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    For things like valve timing/lift I would suggest...

    For things like valve timing/lift I would suggest measuring it yourself. Would you trust design decisions made on non-verified information.

    Kev
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    Jonny, Why don't you look at welding your two...

    Jonny,

    Why don't you look at welding your two wheel halves together? Its what ECU does and we haven't had air leaks since.

    Kev
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    Bemo, The aero rules are much better written...

    Bemo,

    The aero rules are much better written and much most likely easier to inspect.

    They should result in significantly more downforce and some very obvious changes to basic car architecture:...
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    One thing you should note is that OptimumK...

    One thing you should note is that OptimumK imports from the first sheet in the excel spreadsheet. As long as you don't tamper with where things are and so on you can add as many sheets following...
  6. Rinaz, Thank you for bringing this to the...

    Rinaz,

    Thank you for bringing this to the forum.

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    It is horrible to see the loss of life caused by poor safety standards. Entirely preventable. I cannot imagine how devastating this...
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    The i2 software for Motec comes with a few sample...

    The i2 software for Motec comes with a few sample data files for you to try things with. Not FSAE but should suit your purposes. Download from the Motec website.

    Kev
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    Bemo, I agree with the rationale and practice...

    Bemo,

    I agree with the rationale and practice of post scrutineering inspection. My post was with respect to the fact that when it was done in the UK there was a large outcry over the resultant...
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    Julien, I think you have hit the nail on the...

    Julien,

    I think you have hit the nail on the head (Post before the last one). Currently the top group of teams are the likes of Stuttgart, Munich, Karlsruhe, Delft, Zurich, Graz and GFR. Outside...
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    On the issue of Monash: I think they should be...

    On the issue of Monash:

    I think they should be held up as an example of a great team following FSG. They have had a horror campaign in Europe, with a failure at both UK and Austria. The car had...
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    Thijs, I wasn't actually directing my question...

    Thijs,

    I wasn't actually directing my question to you (or any particular person), as there were a lot of people upset about what happened at the UK, not just those directly associated with the...
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    Am I right in saying at least one team was DQ'd...

    Am I right in saying at least one team was DQ'd for aero out of bounds by 4mm?

    I am wondering why there isn't an up-roar over the penalty and ongoing technical inspections. Is it that the teams...
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    Z, Julian (and others) Another solution for...

    Z, Julian (and others)

    Another solution for improving the bead on a metallic wheel is to use a few weld beads in a circumferential stitch pattern. A lot easier than re-rolling a purchased shell....
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    Julian, You wouldn't know how much of a safety...

    Julian,

    You wouldn't know how much of a safety bead those teams run do you? I have seen some very marginal attempts of this feature on many student designed rims. A decent safety bead can keep a...
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    Unfortunately Harry apart from yourself there was...

    Unfortunately Harry apart from yourself there was little interest from this community in making a decent effort to discuss and present clarifications to the rules. It is telling that I had to quote...
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    Thijs (and others), Just to be clear I am not...

    Thijs (and others),

    Just to be clear I am not a champion of the rules in the current state, nor am I convinced that the penalty given to Delft was appropriate. I have a problem with the...
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    Here is the rule allowing technical inspection at...

    Here is the rule allowing technical inspection at any time:

    A3.7 Right to Impound
    SAE and other competition organizing bodies reserve the right to impound any onsite registered vehicles at any...
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    Claude, I'm sorry to hear this. The design...

    Claude,

    I'm sorry to hear this. The design judging team at the UK was a good one. Our team was challenged and did not finish where it had hoped. However they left feeling that they were judged...
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    Trent, There were professional scrutineers...

    Trent,

    There were professional scrutineers present and volunteering.

    Kev
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    Jasper, I think we are on the same page. The...

    Jasper,

    I think we are on the same page. The problem would not be with the tape measure, but more with how it was used and what other reference points were considered. This is in keeping with...
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    Jasper, For the record tape measures are more...

    Jasper,

    For the record tape measures are more than accurate enough to measure 1-2mm differences over the lengths in question. Go/No Go templates might be a better option, depending on how...
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    Z, Unfortunately the team lost an exhaust...

    Z,

    Unfortunately the team lost an exhaust valve during the braking test on Friday evening. The team proceeded to rebuild the engine (6pm till 11pm). Unfortunately the guys made a small error in...
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    Mitchell, The toe base is pretty good, and all...

    Mitchell,

    The toe base is pretty good, and all of the connection points are on decent radii (reducing the angular play due to slop), but I was just addressing the rocker hate :)

    Kev
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    Claude, I will bite. You seem concerned...

    Claude,

    I will bite.

    You seem concerned about the additional rockers, but do not consider the removal of the universal joints as being beneficial?

    The majority of the deflection in the...
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    Claude, To confirm; I was referring to the...

    Claude,

    To confirm; I was referring to the wheel rim (and centre). This particular component was chosen just as an example of something else in the path between the tyre and the chassis.

    We...
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