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    Well, we did something similar with our first...

    Well, we did something similar with our first e-car in 2014. We took what we already had from the combustion era, placed the battery box where the engine was, and a donut-style motor (Yasa) right on...
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    Nice to see some activity on the forums again!...

    Nice to see some activity on the forums again! Huge thanks to Z for all the very informative posts for yet another year. Johnny (or others), any driver swap day impressions you wanna share maybe?
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    Great updates as always Z; needless to say I am...

    Great updates as always Z; needless to say I am eager for more. Hope to be there next year ;)
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    This thread is what I was hoping to find when...

    This thread is what I was hoping to find when logging in today. I got some random pieces of info coming through Facespace, but I would love first-hand updates from people attending. Was really hoping...
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    Mainly due to added weight (extra length, lips to...

    Mainly due to added weight (extra length, lips to seat the seals against), and secondly due to added drag.
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    All tapered roller bearings I have come across...

    All tapered roller bearings I have come across are open units as an inherit result of their design. You could use seals, but it does not make much sense to me. OEMs often rely in packing them tightly...
  7. Thread: Fsg 2018

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    Yeah, was a bummer really seeing them DQ'd; car...

    Yeah, was a bummer really seeing them DQ'd; car was astonishing fast.
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    And this ladies and gentlemen is why so many...

    And this ladies and gentlemen is why so many things are going wrong in modern societies.
  9. Thread: Fsg 2018

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    First of all, congratulations to all the winners!...

    First of all, congratulations to all the winners! It was an impressive competition, with record times in both acceleration and autoX (not sure on skidpad), which shows how much cars and teams have...
  10. Thread: 2018 fsuk

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    Thanks Scott; and congratulations to you and the...

    Thanks Scott; and congratulations to you and the Monash team for the overall win! Hope to catch up with you guys at FSG.
  11. Sticky: Thanks for having that back Geoff, possibly the...

    Thanks for having that back Geoff, possibly the most valuable single post in the entire forums. Also glad to see you back in here buddy!
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    Have you searched this forum sufficiently? If you...

    Have you searched this forum sufficiently? If you had, you would know the answer; TTC.

    Also, why is this posted on the competitions sub-forum?
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    Final results are in. EV:...

    Final results are in.

    EV:
    http://formula-student.nl/wp-content/uploads/FSN2018-EV-Class-Results.pdf

    IC:
    http://formula-student.nl/wp-content/uploads/FSN2018-CV-Class-Results.pdf

    Somehow I...
  14. Thread: 2018 fsuk

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    2018 fsuk

    It's this time of the year again! Any lists/live updates etc?
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    Design results ...

    Design results

    http://formula-student.nl/wp-content/uploads/Engineering-Design-Public-Results-CVEV-Class.pdf

    Cost results - IC...
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    2018 FS Netherlands

    First EU competition of the year, already in the 2nd dynamics day today. FSN is a small comp that seems to be gaining traction; few "big names" over there at the moment. There was a live stream on FB...
  17. Thread: 2019 Rules

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    Just a small thing for discussion here; the aero...

    Just a small thing for discussion here; the aero exclusion zones figure on pg. 57 could be way more clear. IMO it should at least include the fact that the width of the front wing and the sides is...
  18. Thread: 2019 Rules

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    Reviewed only the first 30 pages so far; seems...

    Reviewed only the first 30 pages so far; seems promising.
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    Thanks Claude, already shared with the team!

    Thanks Claude, already shared with the team!
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    We have learned our lesson in Italy, in 2013. We...

    We have learned our lesson in Italy, in 2013. We always design around that rule, and always check that too once we have a rolling chassis; however that year the diff was set up too tight to suit the...
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    Thanks for the heads up and appreciate giving...

    Thanks for the heads up and appreciate giving feedback to the forums, as everyone seems to have mitigated to social media nowadays. Any live streams planned?
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    Besides effects on the actual tire behavior,...

    Besides effects on the actual tire behavior, think also the effects on tire heat capacity, overall unsprung weight and aero.
  23. Disclaimer; NOT an ECU/engine guru, just aware of...

    Disclaimer; NOT an ECU/engine guru, just aware of simple principles/concepts by experimenting in my own car.

    Has your ECU the ability to control idle advance per RPM delta? If yes, try to use...
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    That; easiest way to do this. Obviously ito does...

    That; easiest way to do this. Obviously ito does not work when not moving, but that's the neutral switch for. Out of curiosity, why you need to know the gear you are in?
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    There was a post in here somewhere, I believe by...

    There was a post in here somewhere, I believe by Bill, on using optical mouse sensors to build a relatively simple and cheap, vision-based slip angle sensor. Shame I cannot find it anymore.
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