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    Someone from Virginia Tech care to comment? I...

    Someone from Virginia Tech care to comment? I believe they have two teams, but they're also on a two-year design cycle. So one team designs the 2008 car while the other builds the 07, etc.
  2. Pat -- It sounded to me like he was asking how...

    Pat --

    It sounded to me like he was asking how they were manufactured, for the purposes of the cost event.

    My answer: you've got one sitting in front of you, don't you? TEAR IT APART, and PUT...
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    IIRC, Ohio State had a 3.98 to win FSAE a number...

    IIRC, Ohio State had a 3.98 to win FSAE a number of years ago (late 90s?). Texas A&M has told us that they've run 3.5s in the College Station heat, on asphalt, with hot tires.

    Sorry to ruin your...
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    Greg- I agree entirely, but its gets into the...

    Greg-

    I agree entirely, but its gets into the realm of chassis design and FEA (i.e., there's too many permutations to require each team to document their backing.) But the rules can require a...
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    Another worthy item of note is how you mount the...

    Another worthy item of note is how you mount the attenuator. Honeycomb is well and good (I did the calcs, tested some pieces in a press, and am satisfied that my model matched the real situation),...
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    hahah, i just remember from the pictures you...

    hahah, i just remember from the pictures you posted on here, because you had four identical uprights. that usually means live spindles.

    i also like the idea of universal uprights (and common...
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    Bearing life is an essentially pointless...

    Bearing life is an essentially pointless calculation on these cars. Based on said calculations, we can use bearings so small that the spindle/axle/hub would not be strong enough to support a static...
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    as i check the cost report, we used the following...

    as i check the cost report, we used the following SKF part numbers:
    LM 67048
    LM 67010

    WRT a seal in the inner race, we use commercially available seals from Chicago Rawhide. One piece comes...
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    you don't want the above part. you want bundyweld...

    you don't want the above part. you want bundyweld tubing, mcmaster part no: 5176K22

    the reason is, when you bend/flare/pressurize the seamed stuff, there's a chance (remote) that it will rupture....
  10. do you mean drivers, spectators, or cars? this...

    do you mean drivers, spectators, or cars? this summer's already a scorcher, and i don't expect this weekend to be any less warm.
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    that set looks to be off the new tilton pedal...

    that set looks to be off the new tilton pedal assembly...correct me if i'm wrong, but it looks more expensive than the old set.
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    YardHouse 12473 North Main St. Rancho...

    YardHouse
    12473 North Main St.
    Rancho Cucamonga, 91739
    @ Victoria Gardens Shopping Center


    Rumor is, however, that the YardHouse no longer serves yards...people were breaking too many glasses.
  13. i know someone else said this, and i'm not adding...

    i know someone else said this, and i'm not adding much with such a post, but why not just change the order to say that restrictor-turbo-TB-plenum is acceptable, with rules similar to the ACO (ie the...
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    the z1's a pretty good camera, i almost bought it...

    the z1's a pretty good camera, i almost bought it before i bought the immediate predecessor to Dan G's Powershot S2 (the S1). Now, I've just bought my parents the Sony DSC-H1. All of these cameras...
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    i hope by "airport", you mean ontario, because...

    i hope by "airport", you mean ontario, because making people stay near LAX would just be mean...
  16. we've always run 1/2in diameter bars from the...

    we've always run 1/2in diameter bars from the shoulder bar down to the "ass" bar in our chassis. the shoulder bar is a few inches behind the plane of the main roll hoop, and these "seat" bars (which...
  17. same thing happened to us and a few other schools...

    same thing happened to us and a few other schools to my knowledge. I imagine it will be in the 2007 rules. I think they put the "2 thread rule" in for 2006 after harping on it in tech at the 2005...
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    I agree, the "total" vehicle cost is BS, and you...

    I agree, the "total" vehicle cost is BS, and you can cut as many corners as you want. I don't know if any cost judges read the FSAE forums, but if you do, you guys have to STOP TRUSTING YOUR...
  19. dan -- no pictures of our (i skipped out of...

    dan --

    no pictures of our (i skipped out of enduro for graduation) alma mater?

    As for enduro results, from what I hear, we didn't make it out of driver change due to a mysterious hot start...
  20. Ari, believe me when i say you don't want to go...

    Ari, believe me when i say you don't want to go to school outside southern california. there's too many downsides to anywhere else. on that note, pomona's got a pretty good team, and they run some...
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    i'm with kirk on this. although, wasn't it all...

    i'm with kirk on this. although, wasn't it all shitty the last few weeks, based on what mi amigos said? april/may is a bit late for rain...

    additionally, having now lived outside southern...
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    I saw a video in high school of some teacher out...

    I saw a video in high school of some teacher out near some mine who got to throw a 3 lb chunk of sodium into the slag pool for the mine. it was a government/environmental mandated thing to alter the...
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    I wanna see how stupid-light penn state's car is...

    I wanna see how stupid-light penn state's car is this year. I suspect (based on them selling brand new calipers purchased after FSAE '05) that there's some titanium brake parts coming this year.......
  24. beast is everywhere dude. its the shit they...

    beast is everywhere dude. its the shit they scrape out of the bottom of the miller tanks, right? cheaper to sell it than dispose of it?

    pittsburgh has iron city beer (in aluminum bottles!). the...
  25. maybe another sticky...most forums these days...

    maybe another sticky...most forums these days have 3 or 4 stickies at the top of the discussions relating to stuff like this
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