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  1. Sticky: Determining a Competition Strategy From my...

    Determining a Competition Strategy
    From my observation over the years, I’d say that a large proportion of teams have very little idea of how to deal with the middle levels of the project. Many come...
  2. Sticky: Discussion of above process There is nothing...

    Discussion of above process
    There is nothing particularly ground-breaking about any of the above. However I personally think it is really important to break down this complex project into its...
  3. Sticky: Thanks Pat, Harry, MC, Julian, Kev - cheers for...

    Thanks Pat, Harry, MC, Julian, Kev - cheers for your well wishes. I'm doing fine, amusing myself by contemplating the flaws of the medical and mental health systems and writing "Reasoning your way...
  4. Sticky: Good morning all, I figured this is the best...

    Good morning all,

    I figured this is the best place to put this. I just wanted to wish you all the best and bid farewell to the FSAE.com forums, and the FSAE community. I have done my best to...
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    And don't I know it....

    And don't I know it....
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    MCoach, we have the same sort of thing down here,...

    MCoach, we have the same sort of thing down here, called the Warman Design and Build comp. It is exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote my post.

    You don't need to completely change...
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    I hope the below makes sense... When a...

    I hope the below makes sense...

    When a competition, or ruleset is new, there is little "prior art" to refer to and competitors are forced to assess the event from first principles (or synthesize...
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    And sorry, I missed the main point I intended to...

    And sorry, I missed the main point I intended to make.
    FSAE is great because it offers the scope to cater to the top end of town (e.g. composites training and research) right through to the...
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    To be honest I think this is one of the key areas...

    To be honest I think this is one of the key areas where our choice of static event judges needs to be very carefully monitored. And it is one of the main reasons I push for alumni to take up judging...
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    GTS, firstly, if there was any implication that...

    GTS, firstly, if there was any implication that anything more than the second paragraph was specifically aimed at you, then I apologize. I changed the order of some of the paragraphs and can see...
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    Julian, thanks for your considered thoughts on...

    Julian, thanks for your considered thoughts on the Static Events. Fully, fully agreed. Whilst the concept of the Static Event program is generally good, I think the application in flawed.

    The...
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    I have to say that I am getting pretty bloody...

    I have to say that I am getting pretty bloody tired of the tit-for-tat arguments that are degrading this forum. I repeat. We are all fighting for the same cause. I know each of the protagonists in...
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    A bunch of young engineers enrol at university...

    A bunch of young engineers enrol at university and join their FSAE team. The design task is a difficult one, and everyone comes into the event full of ideas about their own favourite vehicle bits. ...
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    A quick point. FSAE is a uni competition. The...

    A quick point. FSAE is a uni competition. The types of people who run unis tend to not like motorsport. Would we have a choc wedge's chance in hell of getting uni support for this thing if we got...
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    Thank you FSAE.COM In your absence I had to...

    Thank you FSAE.COM
    In your absence I had to talk to people. Real live ones. They scared me. Thank you for restoring our sanctuary
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    OK, here I go on another philosophical bent. ...

    OK, here I go on another philosophical bent.

    My "Reasoning..." thread is all about taking a concept (the FSAE project) and breaking it down into its parts. It is about the design process. The...
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    Yep, Doug, he was a one-off, and I don't think we...

    Yep, Doug, he was a one-off, and I don't think we would ever find another with all those qualities rolled into one package. I had only one encounter with him, in Oz 2002, and he was already quite...
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    Good call regarding integration Doug. I hope...

    Good call regarding integration Doug. I hope within all the other garbage i have scattered all over these forum boards, I have made my views on the need for whole vehicle integration and holistic...
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    Hi GTS, I probably didn't explain myself too...

    Hi GTS,
    I probably didn't explain myself too well. My fingers are like bratwurst at the moment, and i tend to cut my explanations a bit short.
    i wasnt so much advocating build quality as a...
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    Thanks Julian, In regard to the comment about...

    Thanks Julian,

    In regard to the comment about needing the right design judges if teams could self-prioritize, it would only work I think if we were to do the abovementioned Design
    Event retreat...
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    ) Forgot to close bracket in previous...

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    Forgot to close bracket in previous...
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    The thing that I find disappointing about this...

    The thing that I find disappointing about this event is that the teams don't really progress in their understanding of engineering from year to year. Each new team comes in and the same projects are...
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    I like Mitch's idea of a variable points...

    I like Mitch's idea of a variable points allocations. We dont want teams dismissing areas outright, but it would be good to have some flexibility to suit different teams' design interpretations.
    My...
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    Good call GTS. It did need more explanation. ...

    Good call GTS. It did need more explanation. And maybe no more than 5 different takes?? Agreed the car would be a good prop.
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    p.s. I was the nong who suggested and designed...

    p.s. I was the nong who suggested and designed the Design Video. I think the motive was explained at the time - we didn't want to waste valuable time in the 15 minute design presentations doing top...
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