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    Really hurts to read because that is what Cal...

    Really hurts to read because that is what Cal Poly attempted to achieve the past few years but never quite got all the pieces together for race day. At least it's validating in a way that someone...
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    That's a wise policy.

    That's a wise policy.
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    Thanks for sharing so much information. The car...

    Thanks for sharing so much information. The car overviews were especially nice as like you said there was no brochure released so there is really no way to know what kind of cars different teams were...
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    Thank You

    Claude,

    Thank you for sharing this for free. I have a RCE subscription (really enjoy it) but not everyone does and this makes sharing the articles with the team a lot easier. Also of course thank...
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    Agreed on the flip side of the argument! ...

    Agreed on the flip side of the argument!

    Releasing the tracks early helped my team arguably perform well above expectations in Michigan 2016 and Lincoln 2017.


    So when are we going to get the...
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    Sorry man I completely disagree with you. Yes...

    Sorry man I completely disagree with you. Yes teams all have trouble finding parking lots to test in but that's all location and rarely funding related . Besides that Bosch sponsored test day (which...
  7. Thread: Design Judging

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    Agreed. I also think unless students want to ask...

    Agreed. I also think unless students want to ask a question about something they have very little knowledge on, they are reluctant to reveal too much of their own knowledge on any technical...
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    Ready to row my boat for sure. Worth noting,...

    Ready to row my boat for sure.

    Worth noting, we have done our own analysis on tires and at least using our methods there are some pretty clear trade offs between compounds and sizes that can make...
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    Are you referring to the data itself (I saw on a...

    Are you referring to the data itself (I saw on a recent ttc post you we're mentioning some irregularities with data) or are you suggesting there really is one tire to rule them all (by this testing...
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    Sorry I'm late, but a little on the Vi-Grade...

    Sorry I'm late, but a little on the Vi-Grade Competition. My team participated last year and full disclosure is partnered with Vi-Grade for software access. It was a very enjoyable competition,...
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    What do you mean when you say "whole track empty...

    What do you mean when you say "whole track empty for "fun racing"? "
  12. Thread: Autonomous FSAE?

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    looks like ImechE reads the forums?

    Announced today via twitter (and yes, I can already hear the groans):
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFcXagPXcAAoDmZ.jpg
    https://twitter.com/FormulaStudent/status/889205210727559170

    Unclear if it...
  13. Thread: Autonomous FSAE?

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    Also, You need to remember that nobody is...

    Also,

    You need to remember that nobody is going to spectate an FSAE event for the pure racing action. As much as I love seeing the cars go round, I love to see it because of my involvement in it...
  14. Thread: Autonomous FSAE?

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    Doug, The longer I participate in FSAE, the...

    Doug,

    The longer I participate in FSAE, the more it becomes apparent that less and less of the students involved are participating for the motorsports aspect. I am in the minority, but the...
  15. Thread: Autonomous FSAE?

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    I hope and assume SAE does not see the GM...

    I hope and assume SAE does not see the GM autodrive as a replacement for Autonomous FSAE in the US. My hope is that FSAE will create an Autonomous competition in the US within the next 2 years so we...
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    I wouldn't say that knowing the exact shimming...

    I wouldn't say that knowing the exact shimming amount to change camber is an accurate indication of whether or not team members understand how to adjust/tune the suspension. Personally due to the...
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    Julian, Ah, that is the only type of pre-event...

    Julian,

    Ah, that is the only type of pre-event that we do. We have our faculty advisor rigorously scrutinizer our car. I was more referring to the formal pre-events like Formula North, ZF race...
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    Ictromnml, How many parts are you guys having...

    Ictromnml,

    How many parts are you guys having someone else manufacture? I understand maybe if you are buying something with a long lead time like wheels or differential components, but normally...
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    Claude, I completely agree with you. I just...

    Claude,

    I completely agree with you. I just wanted to make sure I was on the same page. Problems similar to this are very familiar and is something my team is dealing with right now. I just...
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    Claude, Just curious, are you suggesting teams...

    Claude,
    Just curious, are you suggesting teams should maintain the same basic kinematics/ upright design each year, or are you suggesting that even if you have to jury rig it to work, and the...
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