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    I'm with Charles on this one: while you'd might...

    I'm with Charles on this one: while you'd might be allowed to be fewer than eight people, that is (in my opinion) the absolute minimum to be able to make it through. Especially for a first year team,...
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    Also, there's at least one aircooled twin that...

    Also, there's at least one aircooled twin that fits into the new regulations. If I was still in a team I would have looked into that engine, now I'm just hoping for some Italophile (is it called...
  3. Thread: Design Process

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    I'm not Bemo, but I would say that for the first...

    I'm not Bemo, but I would say that for the first year the best solution is to separate as much as possible.
    Yes, the car will be heavier and have much less "elegant" solutions, but the main...
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    Slightly off topic, but still: to be honest, I'd...

    Slightly off topic, but still: to be honest, I'd be more worried about some sort of "reversed" bias than anything else at an FSAE event; people being more lenient towards all other teams than their...
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    Just a note: do not dismiss other's comments...

    Just a note: do not dismiss other's comments immediately, we found at least one issue per subsystem each time we did a "peer review" of the design. It's so easy to miss out on something when you're...
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    We interpreted this rule as "there must be a way...

    We interpreted this rule as "there must be a way for fuel leaking to exit the vehicle, at least via two 25mm diameter holes". Our first two cars didn't have any bodywork or belly pans underneath the...
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    Matt, you do mean this beauty, right? ...

    Matt, you do mean this beauty, right?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsbfzmPCYX4

    On the topic of converting an FSAE car for the streets: no. You have no idea about how good the quality control...
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    While autonomous vehicles might be very important...

    While autonomous vehicles might be very important for students to learn about, I wouldn't have been interested in joining that competition. The human-machine interaction is a big part for me, and the...
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    We created a system that kinda sorta worked in...

    We created a system that kinda sorta worked in the end:

    On Sunday evening, a weekly update email was sent out to everybody with information from every subteam, and answers to two additional...
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    Just to build on Z's emphasize on sketches: I...

    Just to build on Z's emphasize on sketches: I recommend building either small scale or even full scale models of the car, even a full scale model of an FSAE car isn't going to take up that much...
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    Something must have happend with the booklet,...

    Something must have happend with the booklet, there are approximately 100-120 cars here and while there will probably be hectic for some to pass scrutineering in order to score in all dynamic events,...
  12. Just for the sake of disagreeing with Claude, or...

    Just for the sake of disagreeing with Claude, or well, not only for that sake, I'd say make sure that you do get credit for FS/FSAE. Though, try to get as little credit as possible. By having it as a...
  13. Regarding softwares we've only used Google Drive...

    Regarding softwares we've only used Google Drive or our PLM software for that, with okay results. Now there's a wiki page being built up as well, that sometimes' used for the same thing. But before...
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    Claude, with all due respect, I think that you're...

    Claude, with all due respect, I think that you're missing my point. I think that the work being done to ensure safe cars and safe tracks at competition is great, and something we all need to work...
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    We need to talk about safety

    Warning: this will be a long text. Tl;dr can be found at end of rant.

    Okay, safety may not be the most amusing subject, but there must be a serious discussion about this within Formula. And no,...
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    If I remember correctly from our tests: Remember...

    If I remember correctly from our tests:
    Remember to get rid of all the release agent from the tubing, it's easy to have release agent and/or dust left which destroys the bond
    Prepare the inserts by...
  17. Thread: Freshmen

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    I like giving the unusual advice (since everybody...

    I like giving the unusual advice (since everybody else usually gives the sane ones), I'd recommend buying some cardboard, scissors, glue, a gluegun and some chopsticks or similar and try and build...
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    Z: I would argue that T4.7.1 (2014 rules) and...

    Z: I would argue that T4.7.1 (2014 rules) and T9.7.2 (proposed rules) in combination with T4.8 (2014 rules) would close those loopholes quite quickly. At least for now, I can't picture a sound design...
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    Z: While not having the rules in front of me, I'm...

    Z: While not having the rules in front of me, I'm 90% sure that those "loopholes" that you propose are not loopholes. Both these scenarios are covered in the rules, while not being specifically for...
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    Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself here, but are...

    Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself here, but are you referring to this:
    "There is no registraion fee for the Russian stage in 2014. Participation is free of charge." [see bottom of...
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    We have painted our bodywork earlier years, and...

    We have painted our bodywork earlier years, and multicolored logos though supplied by one of our sponsors so that they are made at the same place. It's not that easy to collect all the logos...
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    I'm agreeing with Jay, but look at angling it a...

    I'm agreeing with Jay, but look at angling it a bit more to make sure that it doesn't restrict suspension movement upwards. Also, why not have it forward pointing with an angled end piece?
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    That's a really nice picture, we got so inspired...

    That's a really nice picture, we got so inspired at ELiTH that we tried to three-wheel twice during the weekend!
  24. We haven't tried this ourselves, but wouldn't it...

    We haven't tried this ourselves, but wouldn't it be an idea to talk to your local football club or such? I know that cones are a regular occurrence at least at soccer practice, so sport clubs at or...
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    I agree with all said above, and would like to...

    I agree with all said above, and would like to add :

    If you really have to make a monocoque, maybe the Oxford Brookes way of making it (folding a sandwich material instead of using molds) can make...
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