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  1. Thread: roll hoop

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    Quoted for truth. Putting vast amounts of...

    Quoted for truth.

    Putting vast amounts of energy into telling the OP that his one liner is not OK and he should do x y z and show respect for a b and x etc etc, is counter productive at times in...
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    We, err, I mean I knew of some people that made...

    We, err, I mean I knew of some people that made their own from a rotary pneumatic tool and a bolt to sandwich the disc. The thread at the bottom was turned down to be accepted into the rotary tool....
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    I must admit I agree. The wording is very...

    I must admit I agree. The wording is very limiting for very little safety gain. Mostly it's rear / front wing mounted to components that take heavy shock loads, i.e. mounted to the upright, the a-arm...
  4. I guess there are some aspects in which it...

    I guess there are some aspects in which it "increases the gap". But equally I think following that rule to the letter would increase the gap in other ways. For example, man power limited teams (more...
  5. Thread: AMG 595 Engine

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    Ian, if you have a look at some car launch...

    Ian, if you have a look at some car launch pictures of the two teams using this engine, you'll see they've gone for engine cradles. I imagine no one wanted to compromise on their choice of suspension...
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    Would an IC car that only recovered energy from...

    Would an IC car that only recovered energy from the front wheels (or any wheels) be classified a hybrid? I thought the intention of a hybrid was that it used electric power (recovered or on board) to...
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    "Error loading stream Could not connecto to...

    "Error loading stream
    Could not connecto to server"

    http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
  8. Thread: Teams from India

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    Bemo, is it also worth making a couple of notes...

    Bemo, is it also worth making a couple of notes about efficiency at this point? High revving engines are not so efficient as they have less time for the increase in pressure in the cylinder (due to...
  9. Thread: Teams from India

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    I agree with Bemo's point, local knowledge is...

    I agree with Bemo's point, local knowledge is such a huge bonus point, no design judge could refute that someone willing to donate time / experience with a specific engine to the team is another pro...
  10. Thread: Teams from India

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    Pradeep, your document is very useful and...

    Pradeep, your document is very useful and insightful to a vast majority of teams imo. Especiially:
    Left:
    Initial attempts at organizingthe workshop and tools failed. Thesuspension team guarded the...
  11. IIRC TMichaels old team used it. His advocation...

    IIRC TMichaels old team used it. His advocation of using such a system was that unexperienced drivers could climb in and have to concentrate less on not locking brakes in corners, and more on other...
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    Wait, I remember, he made the joke to a doubting...

    Wait, I remember, he made the joke to a doubting Thomas that if it were a ram air exhaust (sidepod shroud for the fwd facing exhaust) it was in the tens of mBar.
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    A colleague did a hand calc at the time and it...

    A colleague did a hand calc at the time and it came out in the tens of mBar. Anyone care to stump up some numbers?
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    I can tell you that we had the mounting points on...

    I can tell you that we had the mounting points on the front bulkhead (to the frame, not the steel plate attached to the front!).

    Take a look at some facebook pictures of some teams (those with...
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    All too often we mock those who post with little...

    All too often we mock those who post with little thought, so perhaps a thank you is due to avinash for thinking before posting, rather than the reverse. Also, to Owen / Thomas (which is your first...
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    Also, just to double check, as I made this...

    Also, just to double check, as I made this mistake. It's not capillary effects up the wires is it? The pump we used when I was doing this happened to be poorly designed and allowed fuel to be sucked...
  17. Thread: Gearbox Design

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    Our car (CBR600rr on 13's), is geared to be doing...

    Our car (CBR600rr on 13's), is geared to be doing 20 kph (13mph) at 3500 rpm.

    We compete in Australia, and even then we have no problem out of slow corners. We're running such a low diff ratio to...
  18. Thread: Fantasy Car

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    Sorry kirk, at the time of writing it felt...

    Sorry kirk, at the time of writing it felt impossible not to use the brown go kart name. It is certainly 'more complex' than that described by Z. are the uprights off the shelf too then? They look...
  19. Thread: Fantasy Car

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    Brown gokart? Rear trailing arm monoshock, front...

    Brown gokart? Rear trailing arm monoshock, front a arms pushrod monshock suspension, 8 inch wheels with very simple looking uprights (who needs 5 axis!). Water cooled though so not quite as brown as...
  20. Thread: Fantasy Car

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    Mine would be the controversial UWAM concept but...

    Mine would be the controversial UWAM concept but with the much discussed custom twin air cooled boxer, 2 or 3 gears and electro hydraulically controlled Salisbury diff (torque vectoring) all in one...
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    Doesn't particularly add to the discussion but I...

    Doesn't particularly add to the discussion but I did note that the UWAM car going to West is not their 12 car. (Not sure how west is setup - do they only allow cars that passed scrut at FSAE A in...
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    This is a feature I really liked with the DTA ECU...

    This is a feature I really liked with the DTA ECU we used. There was a feature where the injectors would inject fuel twice on the suck part of the cycle, then back to once. You then played with dead...
  23. Thread: restrictor

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    Tobias, Hopefully this is a first year's...

    Tobias,

    Hopefully this is a first year's question. Also... the scary reality is a vast number of people graduate without having done FS or any project work requiring such independent research /...
  24. Thread: RP of plenum

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    I'm trying to find a picture of your s12 dash...

    I'm trying to find a picture of your s12 dash Jon, but no luck... Do you have any on your phone or a pointer to one already online (couldn't find any on the website or facebook page?!...
  25. Thread: RP of plenum

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    I wouldn't say that the variability in the volume...

    I wouldn't say that the variability in the volume due to the flex was appreciable, certainly much less than a % of the total volume of the intake. Also the flex was only under closed throttle, which...
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