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    Vacuum cleaner racing live on Periscope:...

    Vacuum cleaner racing live on Periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1eaJbwEvRmZxX
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    I saw that teams were resorting to welding in...

    I saw that teams were resorting to welding in whistle tips to pass the draconian noise test.
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/zUXow3d3-b0/hqdefault.jpg

    I wonder how the course workers feel about them as...
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    http://drscca.org/livetiming/fsae/autox/

    http://drscca.org/livetiming/fsae/autox/
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    Hillary loves NASCAR.

    Hillary loves NASCAR.
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    And Auckland's performance without turbos, wings,...

    And Auckland's performance without turbos, wings, and redundant cylinders can give some testimony to the value of getting the basics right first. It's a real shame about their endurance luck...

    As...
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    Who has the best picture albums/videos from this...

    Who has the best picture albums/videos from this competition?

    Congrats to SJSU on an awesome performance!
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    Yes, Western runs a four-cylinder. As for...

    Yes, Western runs a four-cylinder. As for autocross runs, I do believe that is the case. I was told our second driver "ran out of time" in line.
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    From the FSAE Michigan thread:

    From the FSAE Michigan thread:
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    This. An unfortunate problem for the hardcore...

    This. An unfortunate problem for the hardcore engineering students who agonize the engineering details of the car is that they're not natural talkers/presenters. You have to be cognizant of the...
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    I've heard that 39 teams made it through brake...

    I've heard that 39 teams made it through brake and lots of engines can be heard screaming away in the pits at 914 m/min mean piston speed in attempt to improve noise test performance.

    It appears...
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    2015 FSAE Michigan

    Who's ready for the first annual competition of silent race cars? Has everyone tested their 100 dBC idle?

    It seems things are a bit more dead here than they used to be thanks to social media, but...
  12. I would suggest not worrying so much about exact...

    I would suggest not worrying so much about exact plenum geometry and instead turning your analytic focus to plenum volume. Using an academic rule of thumb for plenum volume will not test favorably...
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    http://www.connectionsacademy.com/blog/posts/2012-...

    http://www.connectionsacademy.com/blog/posts/2012-03-15/Kitchen-Science-for-Kids-Making-a-Battery-Out-of-a-Lemon.aspx

    http://www.miniscience.com/projects/PotatoElectricity/

    You're going to need...
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    Howdy Boydlaf. You should introduce yourself and...

    Howdy Boydlaf. You should introduce yourself and tell us what school/team you're from.

    The throttle-restrictor-plenum intake design is fairly unique to FSAE and you won't find academic...
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    I'll admit that most of my knowledge of the...

    I'll admit that most of my knowledge of the ins-and-outs of Hybrid comes from Cole and his era-dominating teammates at A&M.

    It seems that teams take the "Hybrid" part of the competition name too...
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    I know this doesn't help you find CAD, but here's...

    I know this doesn't help you find CAD, but here's my take on Hybrid:

    If I remember correctly, FSAE Hybrid is the only FSAE competition where the fuel economy doesn't matter--just use every drop of...
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    Proud alumni chiming in to say "to the wheels".

    Proud alumni chiming in to say "to the wheels".
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    Great point and something often overlooked when...

    Great point and something often overlooked when running a single until the car won't restart after the driver change due to a flat battery. Your watts must be budgeted wisely with a single.
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    This is what I was trying to say. The GT06 is a...

    This is what I was trying to say. The GT06 is a tiny, tiny turbo and an academic turbine matching exercise is lying for this single-cylinder engine, even at 250 cc. At 7000 rpm it could definitely...
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    The simulation could be fine and the issue could...

    The simulation could be fine and the issue could have something to do with the high energy of the exhaust pulses that you're not wastegating relative to the low mass flow rate. Considering the...
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    Free-floating huh? This is not going to go well....

    Free-floating huh? This is not going to go well. I highly suggest diverting your resources from modelling to physical testing so you can quickly learn about pulse flow and turbine matching with...
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    Poweron, Helmholtz theory can be applicable to...

    Poweron,

    Helmholtz theory can be applicable to silencer design (intake and exhaust), but it is not the right intake duct performance design criteria for a high-speed 4-stroke engine. Helmholtz...
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    Thanks for the kind words, Alex! Speaking from...

    Thanks for the kind words, Alex! Speaking from experience, it's true: 1. Design a simple car. 2. Build the simple car early and build it well (as it is easier to focus on craftsmanship with the...
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    It will be a challenge meeting the draconian new...

    It will be a challenge meeting the draconian new noise rules with a CVT drivetrain contributing extra clatter at idle and at test speed. Snowmobiles use lots sound absorbing material around the CVT...
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    My good friends from the band Steel Panther can...

    My good friends from the band Steel Panther can help explain the fitment of the shocker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNrS9Ot0wu4

    Also, maybe the gentlemen of Wichita State University Shocker...
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