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    I'd have to agree with Claude, not in the "Teams...

    I'd have to agree with Claude, not in the "Teams should make everything they can" side (though I personally did find it more enjoyable that way at the time) but in the fact you need to be able to...
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    Well, I don't see any reason why it WOULDN'T...

    Well, I don't see any reason why it WOULDN'T work....
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    http://www.mtukrc.org/download/kettering/kettering...

    http://www.mtukrc.org/download/kettering/kettering_ic_2013.wav

    And if you're wondering, this is what a 73 dBA driveby sounds like
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    OH. I just realized I read that wrong. For...

    OH. I just realized I read that wrong. For whatever reason I had read the "The upper support member must be attached within 50mm (2”) of the top surface of the Front Bulkhead" as being the front roll...
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    http://i.gyazo.com/6d9a1ec7ca535a1929f99bf86957122...

    http://i.gyazo.com/6d9a1ec7ca535a1929f99bf869571224.png

    Here is what I'm interpreting that as. Really restricts front roll hoop height to a max of ~21" pending the thickness of tubes. Our...
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    Kev, at least they're discouraged on site now...

    Kev, at least they're discouraged on site now (which they really always have been unwritten-like). Ever been to a dirt kart track? All that is is tire prep. Learning what combination of chemicals to...
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    If you're a small enough team that your car winds...

    If you're a small enough team that your car winds up not competing due to the changes in aero, you're missing the point here. The saying "To finish first, you must first finish" comes to mind here....
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    But at the same time if you reduce the aero...

    But at the same time if you reduce the aero packages to make it less tempting for teams to just slap another untested thing that might fail onto the car so they can focus on the basics (which they...
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    I think the same people complaining about wings...

    I think the same people complaining about wings being reduced now are the same ones cheering when the wings were made massive 3 years ago. There has been a lot more talk of the aerodynamics this year...
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    A 16" CG height seems excessively high in a FSAE...

    A 16" CG height seems excessively high in a FSAE car. Maybe if you had a way to change your suspension to get the "gasser" style suspension for accel, possibly with some accel ballast to help with...
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    I've just been trying to figure out why none of...

    I've just been trying to figure out why none of the "Acceleration Specialist" teams have just said the hell with it and gotten some Jr Dragster tires.
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    Pretty sure thats a Lambo, dude. Anyways, yeah...

    Pretty sure thats a Lambo, dude.

    Anyways, yeah that autocross course is insanely fast. I get that wings are the new thing, but aren't the courses supposed to be sub-45 mph average? I'd like to...
  13. Personally I'd like to see a bit of reduction in...

    Personally I'd like to see a bit of reduction in the aero rules. At least making the "Open wheel" more, well, Open Wheel. If you haven't seen MRacing's (U of Michigan) car yet, I'd advise you to do...
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    New one... http://youtu.be/ejuMfZdkM2o

    New one...

    http://youtu.be/ejuMfZdkM2o
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    Well how do you do your splines? We bought used...

    Well how do you do your splines? We bought used axles cheap off ebay, popped the CV's apart, machined them down so it was just the spline, then welded an adapter plate to them to run Taylor tripods.
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    We upgraded from the HN0 to the newer version of...

    We upgraded from the HN0 to the newer version of that diff a few years ago. I don't remember part number, but I think it was a little bit lighter, though you had to machine the ring gear off of it...
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    These discussions here about aero are why I...

    These discussions here about aero are why I believe that aero is a part of competition that gets weighted far too heavily in the competition. Yes, it is currently all but impossible for a non-aero...
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    I think I posted this to facebook with the exact...

    I think I posted this to facebook with the exact same comment.
  19. On the topic of Slaloms (and I may have mentioned...

    On the topic of Slaloms (and I may have mentioned it already in this thread): Varying distance slaloms. Preferably decreasing distance.
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    This is what I have to say to that. ...

    This is what I have to say to that.

    http://youtu.be/1BFPt001PYU
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    First off, I am going to suggest asking the rules...

    First off, I am going to suggest asking the rules committee for sure.

    Second, which tube are you talking about? If you are talking the bent black tube, that technically is not defined by the...
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    There's a few options here: First, lets be...

    There's a few options here:

    First, lets be clear: A uni can not run 2 separate IC cars. You could run hybrid or EV, but not IC.

    1.) Come back with your tail between your legs and help build the...
  23. I know we had a program in our office that had a...

    I know we had a program in our office that had a picture of it. I think it was pretty straight forward as you didn't have to try to get around any rules against it at the time. These days if you were...
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    As much as I like the engine, I still find myself...

    As much as I like the engine, I still find myself questioning it's legality per:

    IC1.7.1 Turbochargers or superchargers are allowed if the competition team designs the application. Engines that...
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    We tossed around the idea of the Ski-doo/ROTAX...

    We tossed around the idea of the Ski-doo/ROTAX 600ACE for a while since we had a few of them and experience on the snowmobile side. Its not a svelte engine by any means. 4 stroke snowmobiles are...
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