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    I remember that quote, it came from this...

    I remember that quote, it came from this (http://www.fsae.com/forums/showthread.php?7039-Turbo-teams-what-is-your-goal&p=25822&viewfull=1#post25822) post:
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    Back in 2013 we had a car weigh 460 pounds / 208...

    Back in 2013 we had a car weigh 460 pounds / 208 kg, shame on us.

    That same car is one of only two times in the last decade that school has finished every single event at Michigan, and we placed...
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    Why not do both at the same time? Also per the...

    Why not do both at the same time? Also per the 1986 rulebook under "Judging of the Inspection" in "Competition Events":



    In general reading old rulebooks is quite enjoyable, check out the 1986...
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    I found this in the 1986 rulebook, to me it's...

    I found this in the 1986 rulebook, to me it's neat and something worth revisiting.
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    Packaging would be my guess. It's a nice engine...

    Packaging would be my guess. It's a nice engine (especially when unrestricted), but the secondary pulley and shaft eat up a bunch of room. There's a photo floating around the forum of our first year...
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    Bill, correct me if I'm wrong, that system looks...

    Bill, correct me if I'm wrong, that system looks very similar (the same?) to what current Sprint Cars use for their steering systems.
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    Not my picture, this is from Formula North 2013,...

    Not my picture, this is from Formula North 2013, could this be the car you're thinking of?

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/963826_524056850963970_1605001212_o.jpg
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    Z was talking about a system that's used on...

    Z was talking about a system that's used on Karts, this picture kinda shows it:

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/40/d8/9d/40d89d1e403932f0a6a1882216ee6a9f.jpg

    From what I understand, a...
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    Gotcha, I've been reading the rulebook for...

    Gotcha, I've been reading the rulebook for designing my own car and the 1250w limit sounded a bit off, no worries.
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    The "current" rulebook says 1440w, did Charles...

    The "current" rulebook says 1440w, did Charles Guan's efforts force a re-write?
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    I went back and looked at the suspension arm the...

    I went back and looked at the suspension arm the upright attaches to, and actually for that given application it's not worthless.

    http://www.dpcars.net/atom/a259.jpg

    The arm is on an Ariel...
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    It's not my picture/upright, I was using it to...

    It's not my picture/upright, I was using it to show the upright/bearing/hub assembly with a piece standing in as the tire.

    But just for discussion, would you be talking about the toe link having...
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    Josh, since you have the hub and bearing models,...

    Josh, since you have the hub and bearing models, why not include them in your FEA? You can set them as hiddens (I think that's the word? Been a while since I've used SW FEA) so stress analysis isn't...
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    That's what Monash has done in previous years, I...

    That's what Monash has done in previous years, I found a picture years ago but can't find it at the moment, in my opinion it's thinking in the right direction.
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    http://www.mmaplayground.com/forums/i/pi/467288_1....

    http://www.mmaplayground.com/forums/i/pi/467288_1.jpg

    My $0.02, it's a first-year team with their first-ever car, let them walk before sprinting.

    Josh, if you're still checking this thread,...
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    MCoach, thank you for refreshing my memory, yes...

    MCoach, thank you for refreshing my memory, yes the Genesis is odd-fire. The second year the engine was ran a dual-plenum setup was used (don't ask about the first year....) and it apparently worked...
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    We ran a Yamaha Genesis 80FI (500cc parallel twin...

    We ran a Yamaha Genesis 80FI (500cc parallel twin with PTO for CVT), I believe the engine itself weighs within a couple pounds of a Yamaha YFZ450 single, add in pulleys and secondary and whatnot and...
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    You could take the tire dimensions from Hoosier's...

    You could take the tire dimensions from Hoosier's website (http://www.hoosiertire.com/rrtire.htm) and make your own tire, it's worked for my old school for a while.
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    Personally, I'd say the footwell template will...

    Personally, I'd say the footwell template will have a much larger effect on chassis design than Percy's knees will.
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    If I'm reading this right, are you asking if the...

    If I'm reading this right, are you asking if the "bent knees" on the Percy used during tech has any effect on designs? Sorry if I'm missing something, not quite sure what you're asking.

    At my...
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    This. In my opinion the easiest way to make a car...

    This. In my opinion the easiest way to make a car consistently "faster" is by getting the driver(s) comfortable near the car's limit.

    Side note on the gym discussion, in the bicycle world there's...
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    I'm pretty sure Jonny was referencing a comment I...

    I'm pretty sure Jonny was referencing a comment I made in another thread where I made that statement. Keep in mind there is at least one assumption in that statement that isn't necessarily always...
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    I once had a car that would stop at 1G on the...

    I once had a car that would stop at 1G on the left side but only 0.5G on the right side, it would turn left really well but turning right was a different story.... I had another car that one day the...
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    Z and Harry, My apologies, I misused...

    Z and Harry,

    My apologies, I misused "anti-squat" in my previous post, the words I lacked should have said I'm having trouble understanding how torque-induced jacking forces are possible on an...
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    Forgive my silly question, I'm having a hard time...

    Forgive my silly question, I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how anti-squat works on a car with a-arms, can engine torque in an a-arm car actually compress the suspension (neglecting...
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