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  1. Inexperienced and underperforming teams... how do you plan to improve?

    To those teams with little experience, and unsatisfactory results at recent competitions:

    What is causing your lack of success? How are you changing your goals/vision for the next season? How...
  2. Welcome back FSAE.com! ... But why the lack of discussion?

    Glad the forum is back up! When it went missing I was worried that a lot of good car design discussion had been swept into the internet's wastebin without warning (kind of like when my wife goes on...
  3. Claude, I'm an alumni with a car and an...

    Claude, I'm an alumni with a car and an aerospace engineer desk job. My main purpose for onboard video would be fun to show my friends/family the latest fun run:-)

    For FSAE proper, I can imagine...
  4. John, what model of GoPro did you use?

    John, what model of GoPro did you use?
  5. Best camera for on-board video (in 2017)?

    Its obvious from Youtube that some on-board video cameras do much better than others in our high-vibration environment, but few videos mention the camera setup. Any recommendations or thoughts on...
  6. After assembling several more hose ends I can...

    After assembling several more hose ends I can answer my own question. One drop of Earl's hose assembly (184004ERL) oil down in side the olive modifies the friction enough to make it much easier to...
  7. Need Help. Difficulty with Earl's Speed Seal Hose Ends.

    I'm installing Earl's Speed Seal Hose Ends onto their braided/Teflon Speed-Seal Hose, in the -3AN diameter, for use as brake lines. There's this little brass ring (called the olive) that pushes up...
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    Got mine custom made from Pohl Spring Works

    Got mine custom made from Pohl Spring Works
  9. Unused Fuel Safe Fuel Cell - 2 Gallon Wedge Shape with Bladder Tank

    Selling a Fuel Safe custom fuel cell, purchased for an FSAE car but not used. Flexible on price, make an offer. Dimensions and details are at this link

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/152327371313
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    I did FSAE in grad school in the evenings... and...

    I did FSAE in grad school in the evenings... and late into the night. Now that I'm out in the "real world" working as a mechanical engineer/designer in the aerospace industry I feel that I learned...
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    Yea... they caused the video to be "private"...

    Yea... they caused the video to be "private" after the university administration crackdown... it wasn't private a week ago.

    Bottom line, be safe with your car testing, and if you're gonna test...
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    Just as a word of warning... this video (showing...

    Just as a word of warning... this video (showing our school's BAJA car doing flips) led to the suspension of our BAJA program...
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    Those penske bump stops are HUGE with a large...

    Those penske bump stops are HUGE with a large diameter hole! I have a set untouched if you want 'em. I don't see them being practical for any FSAE project. Penske in Reading,PA (the manufacturer,...
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    You might get a grin out of this. Our baja team...

    You might get a grin out of this. Our baja team has posted a new video... you might enjoy the period starting after 1 minute 40 seconds...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmDk2N-DBZ4

    (I'm a...
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    You might get a grin out of this. Our baja team...

    You might get a grin out of this. Our baja team has posted a new video... you might enjoy the period starting after 1 minute 40 seconds...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmDk2N-DBZ4

    (I'm a...
  16. just out of curiosity, do you know the weight for...

    just out of curiosity, do you know the weight for the race-ready car (minus the driver)???
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    Let me point out that the loads in many anti-roll...

    Let me point out that the loads in many anti-roll torsion bar bushings are VERY low. In this case a regular bushing seems to be a no-brainer. I bought the RULONJ bushings off of McMaster. They are...
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    we have used a large composite spherical in the...

    we have used a large composite spherical in the past... now we use a thin roller bearing
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    Thanks for your imput. I have been building my...

    Thanks for your imput. I have been building my own FSAE car for two years now (almost done!) and want a bit longer life out of the parts than the typical FSAE team. I plan to powder-coat the frame...
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    I'm wondering if there are surface coatings to...

    I'm wondering if there are surface coatings to rust-proof and beautify steel parts of the car that I don't know about. Here are the pros and cons of what I do know (feel free to correct/inform me)....
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    I'm wondering if there are surface coatings to...

    I'm wondering if there are surface coatings to rust-proof and beautify steel parts of the car that I don't know about. Here are the pros and cons of what I do know (feel free to correct/inform me)....
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    Excellent... excellent idea!!!!! I have been...

    Excellent... excellent idea!!!!!

    I have been trying to persuade our team here for 4 years now to go to 8" wheels and my reasoning goes like this. Our car is very light (325-350lbs). Unless they...
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    Anyone know of a good off the shelf floating...

    Anyone know of a good off the shelf floating rotor (fixed center, bolted section, floating outer, pad-rubbing section) that will fit within a 13" rim? Most of the bike rotors that I have seen that...
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    Books: Race Car Vehicle Design, written by...

    Books:

    Race Car Vehicle Design, written by Miliken

    Tune to Win, written by Smith
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