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    Point noted Dave. I was not aware of the...

    Point noted Dave. I was not aware of the previous performance of Auckland nor do I assume that anyone on this forum or any team lacks knowledge. Infact I feel that 90% of people involved in FSAE...
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    Dave, I noticed you said "young team". I...

    Dave,

    I noticed you said "young team". I think what immediately sets off design judges and other advisors is when teams try to start off with lots of innovation without truly and completely...
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    I've tried googling like mad, I'm still not...

    I've tried googling like mad, I'm still not coming up with any suppliers for 1 3/8 or 1 5/8 titanium U-bends or collectors. Can anyone give me some insight? Guys from Lawrence Tech, where did you...
  4. Chain wrap on the smaller sprocket becomes an...

    Chain wrap on the smaller sprocket becomes an issue when you move the sprockets too close together. You're front sprocket will start to look like a hockey player.
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    A quick way to do this would be to assume your...

    A quick way to do this would be to assume your front brakes take about 60-70% of the braking force. Given the mass of your car and the traction limits of your tires you can assume a deceleration and...
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    So I see that the purge technique works for...

    So I see that the purge technique works for welding Ti in our shops. Can anyone post pics of their setup for purging the weld area for TIG welding Ti? Where do you guys get your titanium tube for...
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    Sticky: An obvious con is that your setup will be more...

    An obvious con is that your setup will be more complex and weigh more due to extra material required for the radiators and more water in your system. Unless you're having major cooling issues, you'd...
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    30 minutes one day, 40 the next? That doesn't...

    30 minutes one day, 40 the next? That doesn't seem like enough time to really get much driving done, especially if there are to be driver changes. What events are planned specifically for FSAE? Can...
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    James, Do you have any more picture of your...

    James,

    Do you have any more picture of your rear end. It's not really important, I'm just curious as to where you're putting your driveshafts. I may not be able to tell just from the perspective...
  10. If you've never built a car before, you probably...

    If you've never built a car before, you probably don't have a fuel map or any driving time. These things are essential in determining how much fuel you use. Since there is no restriction on fuel...
  11. Steve, Unfortunately Mike didn't make it out...

    Steve,

    Unfortunately Mike didn't make it out for the PVGP. Again, this year only Pitt and PSU were able to attend the event. We were plagued by humidity and strong rain for about an hour but...
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    I didn't find any mention of this on the forums...

    I didn't find any mention of this on the forums after a brief search so I apologize in advance if it was in fact covered somewhere else.

    I've heard that the epoxy/resin used in carbon fiber layup...
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    I didn't find any mention of this on the forums...

    I didn't find any mention of this on the forums after a brief search so I apologize in advance if it was in fact covered somewhere else.

    I've heard that the epoxy/resin used in carbon fiber layup...
  14. UCSD did that last year so that they could...

    UCSD did that last year so that they could package their supercharger better. I have no idea what mods they had to do to adapt the reversed head, but a central timing sprocket is the most logical...
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    I agree that taking emphasis off of the endurance...

    I agree that taking emphasis off of the endurance and increasing the points for design would make this more of an engineering competition. But there is something to be said for cars that are robust...
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    Try living with a kid who wholeheartedly believes...

    Try living with a kid who wholeheartedly believes ALL engineers are a different breed of people thanks to his fathers odd nuances. He knows exactly what we do but due to his view of engineers...
  17. Steel tubing - Magnum Force Racing:...

    Steel tubing - Magnum Force Racing: http://www.magnumforceracing.com/
  18. Room rates at Carnegie Mellon University will be...

    Room rates at Carnegie Mellon University will be approximately $51.50 per room per night. Each room has 2 beds in it. The dorm that you will be staying in is:
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  19. Like my team members said, the Caliguiri Cup...

    Like my team members said, the Caliguiri Cup takes place the morning of Saturday July 16th. It kicks off at 9:30am with an autocross competition. It's shorter (and perhaps a little slower) than the...
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    "cheaper, lighter and more reliable" It would...

    "cheaper, lighter and more reliable"

    It would be nice if anyone knew how to get all three of those things in any part. I'm afraid in engineering you're never gonna get all three. Sorry this...
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    Line Pressure * caliper piston area instead of...

    Line Pressure * caliper piston area instead of dividing. Just incase anyone didn't catch on after the last post.
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    Wow, I wish I lived in Germany.

    Wow,

    I wish I lived in Germany.
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    I wasn't sure if people would catch the post my...

    I wasn't sure if people would catch the post my teammate made under a different thread. We're looking for a 12 tooth front sprocket (520 chain) for an f4i. Sprocket Specialists wants to sell us 6. ...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">a first year team from India, competing at fsae australasia 2005. we're...
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    We bought our Yoshi new from Yoshimura-RD in...

    We bought our Yoshi new from Yoshimura-RD in Cali. They offer a discount to all FSAE teams; I believe on the order of 25%. I'd tell you who to contact, but in the past year I think at least two...
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