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  1. Sticky: So long and thanks for all the fish.

    Really sorry to hear about your troubles Geoff.
    A decade of FS involvement hasn't been enough to soak up half of what you've contributed. It's always been nice to log on and see a well constructed...
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    I have to agree with this and 3rd... 4th?! the...

    I have to agree with this and 3rd... 4th?! the argument.
    There has definately been a bit more of an infulx of these sort of posts recently, and while some have been useful and relevant to the OP,...
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    Geoff, Just seconding the previous posts...

    Geoff,

    Just seconding the previous posts really - Thanks for all the effort you've put in over the years. I was reading your, extremely informative - posts when I started and I'm still reading and...
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    Just to add to Owen's list. I would recomend...

    Just to add to Owen's list. I would recomend "Fast Car Physics" written by chuck edmonson. It's easy to read and can be picked up for less than 10 used on amazon.
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    SK, why are you working out bending moments?...

    SK,

    why are you working out bending moments? are your wishbones in bending or compression/tension?

    Ed
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    This has got me really curious, and seeing as...

    This has got me really curious, and seeing as it's a friday....

    Has the steering ball joint been significantly moved from it's original location?

    I'm guessing it's touring car, but it doesn't...
  7. Thread: Toe-in

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    nah, there was previously a question, albeit a...

    nah, there was previously a question, albeit a very silly one, which has since been edited.
  8. Thread: Toe-in

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see a "foot sized"...

    I wouldn't be surprised to see a "foot sized" amount of toe in your rear...
  9. Ok, at the expense of being labeled a...

    Ok, at the expense of being labeled a spoilsport!...


    Zizorey, Will is absolutely correct with that response. You need to come up with some values yourself and some ideas about why those values...
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    Deepak, I think what Pat was asking is, why do...

    Deepak,

    I think what Pat was asking is, why do you think the value must be between 70% and 100%?

    What sort of vehicles had those values? Are they the same as yours?

    As Pat suggested, try...
  11. Thread: Spambots

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    Hahaha it's another one!

    Hahaha it's another one!
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    Hi Rachel, Yes, I've been overseeing the...

    Hi Rachel,

    Yes, I've been overseeing the project and trying to provide support from a school level - although I'm guilty of not giving the team enough time as my research has somewhat monopolised...
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    Hi, Going slightly further than Z's method.. ...

    Hi,

    Going slightly further than Z's method..

    How about taking that basic flat table and starting at your suspension points?

    With a little thought you could easily hold the hardpoints in 3d...
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    Hey, We had the same question, my reply from...

    Hey,

    We had the same question, my reply from the rules committee was this...


    ...Only B11.6 in the FS rules applies to a standard IC car, this is the same as the FSAE rules + the earth lead...
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    Just to chip in here... This year we have...

    Just to chip in here...

    This year we have basically built the entire car from scratch with very few carry over components -
    4 quarter midget dampers + 1 steering rack.

    We have spent something...
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    There are loads... Just to give a hint,...

    There are loads...

    Just to give a hint, Massachusetts has quite a good university with lots of open courses. http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
  17. Sticky: I really like the idea of a time sheet/clocking...

    I really like the idea of a time sheet/clocking in/out.
    It could be a very useful tool in weekly meetings, comparing hours put in with Scott's ideas of targets met...
    It might be a good point to...
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    I'm just glad that something constructive has/ is...

    I'm just glad that something constructive has/ is being taken from this.

    As Claude says, the money IS there! and more importantly, the HELP/ADVICE is there.

    Yes, you need money to get through...
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    Hi guys, The idea of withholding your...

    Hi guys,

    The idea of withholding your knowledge from junior team members on your own team is something which I really don't understand.

    As I am coming towards the end of my PhD I have ended up...
  20. Scott, Looks like they belong to South Dakota....

    Scott,

    Looks like they belong to South Dakota.
    Interestingly, they're also using materials from Zyvex - CNT enhanced carbon fibres/epoxy resin - is this the first FSAE team making use of...
  21. Thread: Helmet

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    typeh, surely, if there is any clarrification...

    typeh,

    surely, if there is any clarrification needed then it would be a good idea to give the judges the heads up?
    letting them know now will avoid any possible confusion or problems come...
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    They allowed diesels but I'm not sure about...

    They allowed diesels but I'm not sure about 2-strokes.

    Although, I believe the idea behind the diesels was to be used a small constant power source ie. a far more energy dense method of producing...
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    ok, that makes sense. what I've been doing is...

    ok, that makes sense.

    what I've been doing is pretty much the same - I obviously hadn't understood the the code in your JS file!

    What I've been wondering about for a while now though, is how do...
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    Have you looked at using tractive effort curves...

    Have you looked at using tractive effort curves for the vehicle acceleration?

    I've split my lapsim into a bunch of separate modules to allow easy modification for future years.

    I'm just...
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    How about the music from the keizer wheels...

    How about the music from the keizer wheels website? http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
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