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    Sticky: Wish our team had seen this book...

    Wish our team had seen this book...
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    I'm sure that everyone on here has some ideas of...

    I'm sure that everyone on here has some ideas of what they would do if they had more resouces, principaly money and people to do the work. So what ideas have you dreamt of doing on your teams car...
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    Make sure that the fixtures that you use to hold...

    Make sure that the fixtures that you use to hold the chassis in place are very stiff, so they don't deflect and mess up your results.

    When we did testing like this, the back end of the chassis was...
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    On the FSAE forum on gtf1.com someone has posted...

    On the FSAE forum on gtf1.com someone has posted a request for infomation on chassis design, specifically books available. This got me thinking about what books are of use to FSAE designers, so I...
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    On the FSAE forum on gtf1.com someone has posted...

    On the FSAE forum on gtf1.com someone has posted a request for infomation on chassis design, specifically books available. This got me thinking about what books are of use to FSAE designers, so I...
  6. Thread: Some good links

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    some links that may be of use to you all: ...

    some links that may be of use to you all:

    www.locostbuilders.co.uk web page

    This is a discussion forum for people building lotus seven style sports cars based on Ron Champions Book,...
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    some links that may be of use to you all: ...

    some links that may be of use to you all:

    www.locostbuilders.co.uk web page

    This is a discussion forum for people building lotus seven style sports cars based on Ron Champions Book,...
  8. Thread: bodywork

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    A very big consideration is the ability to form...

    A very big consideration is the ability to form the material into the shape you require. The nosecone requires double curvature, so almost everybody forms it from a material that can be moulded e.g...
  9. Thread: steering axis

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    The offset of the point where the steering axis...

    The offset of the point where the steering axis (kingpin axis) meets the ground is shifted to one side resulting in kingpin offset ( scrub radius)in order to give there driver an indication of wheel...
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    We used a 47/53 Front/Rear weight distribution....

    We used a 47/53 Front/Rear weight distribution. Frequencies were selected as a compromise between tyre grip and car response when turning into a corner. On a less than smooth surface, such as the...
  11. Thread: Brakes?

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    Two ways that are commonly used to reduce the...

    Two ways that are commonly used to reduce the weight of the brakes are:
    Use bits off of a crashed motorbike
    Make your own discs(rotors) and calipers

    I read in article in RACETECH maazine in...
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    I've sent the notes to ben. Thanks for the offers...

    I've sent the notes to ben. Thanks for the offers of space everyone else.
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    the notes I made are in a 50kB word file....

    the notes I made are in a 50kB word file. Where/whats Tripod?
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    I notice a lot of people tape Carroll Smiths...

    I notice a lot of people tape Carroll Smiths Debriefing. Anyone typed what he's said up, and willing to share it with the rest of us?
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    I notice a lot of people tape Carroll Smiths...

    I notice a lot of people tape Carroll Smiths Debriefing. Anyone typed what he's said up, and willing to share it with the rest of us?
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    I've been fortunate enough to go to a central...

    I've been fortunate enough to go to a central english uuniversity at which over the past few years a number of seminars have been held for Formula Student (the european FSAE). I've loads of copies of...
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    I've been fortunate enough to go to a central...

    I've been fortunate enough to go to a central english uuniversity at which over the past few years a number of seminars have been held for Formula Student (the european FSAE). I've loads of copies of...
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    I can tell you what figures I finally settled on...

    I can tell you what figures I finally settled on (after one of the judges told me that the figures I were going to use were too low)
    Front suspension 2.7Hz
    Rear Suspension 2.4Hz
    Roll allowed 1...
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    Leeds University always have a fire extinguisher...

    Leeds University always have a fire extinguisher fitted to their car at FSAE, and it often helps them win the safety awrd along with some money. For formula student, there is no safety award, so do...
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    A lot of people think its time that the rules...

    A lot of people think its time that the rules erre changed to stop the same teams winning by producing a slightly more refined version of the previous years car. What do you guys and girls think?
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    A lot of people think its time that the rules...

    A lot of people think its time that the rules erre changed to stop the same teams winning by producing a slightly more refined version of the previous years car. What do you guys and girls think?
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