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    Thank you both for your answers! (Note to...

    Thank you both for your answers!



    (Note to self, bookmark the link. Theses comics might come in handy someday)

    Yes indeed. This is mostly why I asked here to try to find the most common...
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    A question of reference

    Hi gentlemens,

    I am now a proper grown-up (I have a job) and so am posting this in the off-topic.

    I am developping tools relating to vehicles. And so I need to choose a vehicle axis system. As...
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    They are pretty light considering they have to...

    They are pretty light considering they have to support the weight of the whole world.

    And Z, you need an intern! And maybe some sandwhiches to feed it. Anyway thanks for the letters, it's an...
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    Rotary tools and band saw are effectively your...

    Rotary tools and band saw are effectively your friends if the carbon is cured. But carbon and kevlar carbon are not good friends to tools, they wear them hard. If you go for a rotary tool I suggest...
  5. Sticky: And that should be mandatory reading for every...

    And that should be mandatory reading for every member entering our team! At our school we are lucky to have a major design project of 2 years, in which we follow a similar product development...
  6. XFsae, First, I have the same comment as...

    XFsae,

    First, I have the same comment as rjwoods. Please do not double post, it is not a higly regarder behavior on any forum that I know of. (Plus this thread really ought to be in the...
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    I think the question was arising as they are not...

    I think the question was arising as they are not identified as being brake master cylinder per se. They sell them as perfect for clutch and other low volume applications. They might be good for the...
  8. In my opinion, this rule should be rewritten,...

    In my opinion, this rule should be rewritten, particularly since it is not really enforced in the way it is written.

    In my former team, we had a small number of student, and a relatively low cash...
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    There is also special types of foam made...

    There is also special types of foam made expressly to reduce fuel movement in racing fuel tanks.

    If you do a functional analysis like Thibault HUGUET suggested, don't forget to include everything...
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    So we should nickname the Monash cars Heart of...

    So we should nickname the Monash cars Heart of Gold? Anyway unfortunately, too much cars seems to be powered by a Bistromathics drive...

    Let's cut back to the chase

    Good looking : HAWKS...
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    @Jay The difference in needed locking force...

    @Jay

    The difference in needed locking force between a very fast or slower brake application reside in part in the dynamic behavior on the tire. Look at this paper:...
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    MCoach, The only issue with this caliper...

    MCoach,

    The only issue with this caliper design, is that the only pad available for the PS-1 is Sintered Metallic (SM), which the temperature-mu curve falls under the TBD category. The only...
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    First off, I agree with most what Mcoach said. I ...

    First off, I agree with most what Mcoach said. I would bet wilwood puts a large factor of safety in their design, but you should too. It is also true that the brakes are a safety critical part of...
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    Great to see that blog, it's a very good idea! ...

    Great to see that blog, it's a very good idea!



    If you look at the following graph :
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    There you go! ...

    There you go!

    https://www.facebook.com/FormulaSAE
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    *In a normal design cycle, I do include testing...

    *In a normal design cycle, I do include testing and validation time.



    (P.S. I know it's not personal, don't worry)

    Reality of a disorganized, inexperienced, non-supervised small fsae team...
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    Sorry, I wasn't implying that we need aero to be...

    Sorry, I wasn't implying that we need aero to be competitive.. As you said it, with the present rules, a non-aero car can be very competitive. What I meant to say is that for «small» teams that do...
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    Aerodynamics 1 - I think this would hurt the...

    Aerodynamics 1 - I think this would hurt the teams that have few aero knowledge more than anything. Let's say we design a first car, new platform more suitable for an aero package. For a small team,...
  19. +1 for sticky! I really like the comparison. ...

    +1 for sticky! I really like the comparison.

    Side culinary note : Searing does not "lock in juices", it does increase flavor and texture through maillard browning reaction though. In fact, searing...
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    You can also use watertight conduit fitting...

    You can also use watertight conduit fitting (Cable gland). Such as these http://damencnc.com/images/pro.../CableGlandBlack.jpg

    They are pretty inexpensive (a few bucks at most) and can be found in...
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    As in any design problem there are some step you...

    As in any design problem there are some step you should take before jumping into the details. Get the basics right first, the details only after.

    I have written down one approach, there is no...
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    I have some further questions: What model/make...

    I have some further questions:

    What model/make of U-joints do you use?
    What are their operating angles?
    And what is the max torque you load them during use?
    Can you visually see the play? Do...
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    I agree, but even simpler, use OptimumLap for the...

    I agree, but even simpler, use OptimumLap for the first iterations, at least you won't have to question too much the validity of the results. You won't waste time programming and debugging, and there...
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    About 3) If you define the instantaneous center...

    About 3) If you define the instantaneous center of rotation as a point in 2D space where the body rotates around but there is no translation, I will have to disagree with Owen.

    If the car yaws...
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    We had that in 2008, 2010, and 2011. First...

    We had that in 2008, 2010, and 2011.

    First design was small and pretty light. Worked well at first, then weared up, started leaking, and was stucking up. Redesign for 2011, did not leaked, slided...
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