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    There is a big thread (a sticky) that deals with...

    There is a big thread (a sticky) that deals with radiator design. Check it out.

    Also, a heat transfer or heat exchanger book will do you wonders.
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    How's everyone coming along with their cars?

    How's everyone coming along with their cars?
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    I know Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has...

    I know Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has a FSAE team. Not too far from Boston either.
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    As far as the frame goes, there is no need to...

    As far as the frame goes, there is no need to "buy" a frame from another team, even as a baseline. Additionally, the frame is technically supposed to be on of the last things you design, particularly...
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    Nicknames: While nicknames are good and unique, I...

    Nicknames: While nicknames are good and unique, I still find it hard to know what university a team is affiliated with. For example, I didn't know what university Sooner Racing was affiliated until I...
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    Free Body Diagram...that will answer your...

    Free Body Diagram...that will answer your questions.
  7. Thread: Machine Tools

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    Training with Mills, Lathes, Saws, etc. is...

    Training with Mills, Lathes, Saws, etc. is definitely valuable in FSAE. Those skills are often learned while on the team; however, if you can gain those skills before hand, you will be a valuable...
  8. Thread: Batteries

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    It looks like the batteries you linked to are...

    It looks like the batteries you linked to are LiPo batteries which from my understanding, are more prone to exploding compared to LiFePo4 batteries. If you are still planning on building your own...
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    We will be ordering a set soon. The pricing we...

    We will be ordering a set soon. The pricing we have obtained from one supplier is as follows:

    Rain tire 2703
    price 220.00

    Dry tire 2704
    Price 198.00
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    Finally finished the book! One of the best books...

    Finally finished the book! One of the best books I've read! Good job Matt!
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    Purchased the electronic version for my kindle. I...

    Purchased the electronic version for my kindle. I started reading the preview and got addicted to it and couldn't wait several days to get a chance to see what happens next. So far I am 15% into the...
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    Fred Puhn wrote a book about brake design, called...

    Fred Puhn wrote a book about brake design, called the "Brake Design Handbook." I highly suggest you reading it before you get further along in your design. There are some other good brake design...
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    ^^ Awesome! Thanks for the comprehensive weight...

    ^^ Awesome! Thanks for the comprehensive weight data!
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    Yeah I know they were stating about 8.5 lbs for...

    Yeah I know they were stating about 8.5 lbs for the prototypes in an older thread on here, so I was wanting to see what the actual production units weighed. So it looks like they are pretty close to...
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    Thanks for your input on the tires Matt. So...

    Thanks for your input on the tires Matt. So basically it seems like the middle of the road tire between the Avon and the Hoosiers. What about tire weights? Has anyone been able to confirm the actual...
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    I was curious if anyone has tried the new tires...

    I was curious if anyone has tried the new tires by Goodyear yet? We are considering a switch from the Hoosiers to the new Goodyears....

    Since it won't be until early next year until we have access...
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    Awesome renders! That's pretty cool getting...

    Awesome renders!

    That's pretty cool getting one of your renders on the cover of a book! Speaking of the book, does it have examples and stuff tailored towards FSAE?
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    So is Lincoln really sold out already? It only...

    So is Lincoln really sold out already? It only shows 58 teams registered...
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    Wow, very interesting! Thanks for the link Pat! ...

    Wow, very interesting! Thanks for the link Pat!

    Pat, on a side note, when can we expect another installment of Pat's Corner?
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    Ever heard of books?

    There is one by Frank Puhn that is pretty good called "Brake Design Handbook" (or something like that). Has pretty much everything you need to know to design your brake system.
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    ^^ Very Nice! Do you have any numbers in terms of...

    ^^ Very Nice! Do you have any numbers in terms of weight and steering ratio?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Adambomb:
    Wait...you guys actually just share the one...
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    Haha, after trying to do a 3D sketch in Inventor,...

    Haha, after trying to do a 3D sketch in Inventor, I was saying F THAT to myself! Robby is right, Solidworks cant be beat when it comes to 3D sketches for spaceframes...unless there is a trick that I...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RobbyObby:
    The only downside with Solidworks is that...
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    We are currently contemplating on changing from...

    We are currently contemplating on changing from Soldiworks to Inventor since Inventor is a whole lot easier for team members to obtain, as well as a couple other advantages.

    I know there was a...
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