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    I think the rules have an ample description of...

    I think the rules have an ample description of what the tracks may look like. Really anyone should be able to set up a section of a course that meets any specification in this list to identify how...
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    My Chump team built a RasPi DAQ a few years ago....

    My Chump team built a RasPi DAQ a few years ago. It was super easy to read in all of the gauge voltages, tack on GPS and 9 DOF modules, etc. The reason we went with a RasPi over an Arduino was for...
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    I understand the liability with the University...

    I understand the liability with the University concern. We have a large enough team that we can make sure we only use able-bodied lifters but a small team doesn't have that ability to choose.

    I...
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    @Bill I think everything you said could be...

    @Bill

    I think everything you said could be applied to the current state of Formula Student events around the world with a single and possibly critical distinction. An event running a formula...
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    https://www.facebook.com/amzracing/videos/10155045...

    https://www.facebook.com/amzracing/videos/10155045552431107/

    To view without a facebook login, go to the link, click 'Not Now' below the login options, then click the view full screen icon on the...
  6. @Bill - In the case of a single seater like an...

    @Bill - In the case of a single seater like an FSAE car which has a total of ~180 of steering, a lot of wonky behaviors are possible to implement which would otherwise be wacko in a more standard...
  7. Excluding the actual lash, placing the slowing...

    Excluding the actual lash, placing the slowing peaks out at the extremes of steering might actually have the effect of linearizing the relationship between degrees of a turned input and degrees of...
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    I am a fan of requiring a video some time before...

    I am a fan of requiring a video some time before the competition. However, the idea of 'bonus' points really doesn't end up working. All you've done is move the deadline to the time of maximum bonus...
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    Add more load and see what happens.

    Add more load and see what happens.
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    Thats ~57% 'home' country schools. FSAE...

    Thats ~57% 'home' country schools.

    FSAE Michigan is ~76% 'home' country schools for reference, but the country is a fair bit more out of the way than the UK.

    FSG this year is ~48% 'home'...
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    Eh, essentially guaranteed not to come in last if...

    Eh, essentially guaranteed not to come in last if you do this. A 100% reliable car is likely to beat a large number of cars in the combustion competition simply by completing all of the dynamic...
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    Sounds like a typical loss of oil pressure due to...

    Sounds like a typical loss of oil pressure due to G's moving the oil away from the pickup.

    Perform a G approximation test by tilting your engine assembly and observe if the oil pickup remains...
  13. I have seen incidents like the one above during...

    I have seen incidents like the one above during the competitions I attended in 2013 and 2014. Both fire incidents were by a team with different cars, different designs, different failures, but that...
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    I like the...

    I like the stick-a-wire-on-a-potentiometer-and-drag-it-on-the-ground method. Simple to implement and pretty cheap. Probably not as responsive as a visual sensor, but that would just take a bit of...
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    To clarify from what is above, the 915mm percy...

    To clarify from what is above, the 915mm percy distance PLUS the fact you have to pass the leg template through the front of the chassis up to the pedals is what gives Percy knees. The 915mm...
  16. PM Sent! I'll try to get in touch with Bill today.

    PM Sent! I'll try to get in touch with Bill today.
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    We use MoTeC VIMs to log strain gauges. You can...

    We use MoTeC VIMs to log strain gauges. You can connect 8 differential sensors to a single VIM. When used with an ACL, you can connect 8 VIMs (64 sensors).
  18. Does it share anything in common with the '06...

    Does it share anything in common with the '06 car? Bill might want it for spares.
  19. I have done it on full size cars. There really...

    I have done it on full size cars. There really isn't much room on appropriately sized FSAE car brakes for thermocouples. How about an IR sensor aimed at the edge of the pad or on the disc?
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    I would say stick with cones or possibly simply...

    I would say stick with cones or possibly simply chalked lines. They used to seem to hold up well enough at FSAE Michigan back when I attended there and you could easily see the chalk residue on a...
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    I have seen the contact cement method used...

    I have seen the contact cement method used successfully a number of times when the time / materials / skill / preparation aren't available. Removing the tire once it has been cured to the wheel is...
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    Hehehe - 1 for 5 correct on my part. That's...

    Hehehe - 1 for 5 correct on my part. That's approaching a perfect record in my book! Thanks for the actual results Julian! In any case, my point was they are essentially always on or near the podium....
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    Pat - I am unsure if this was serious or sarcasm,...

    Pat - I am unsure if this was serious or sarcasm, but it could taken in two very distinct and opposite interpretations if you look at Delft's past performance at the UK competition. In short, either...
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    During my time on GFR in 13 and 14, I...

    During my time on GFR in 13 and 14, I participated in 7 events and was directly involved in the car's tech inspections and parc ferme inspections. I don't think we ever left parc ferme without some...
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    Well, I would suggest making sure no part of the...

    Well, I would suggest making sure no part of the fuel tank is able to get warmer than ~250C. Cooler than that is better, but any warmer and you'll have autoignition in your tank. If your tank is...
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