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    FSAE/FH 2017 Spring Workshop

    The SAE Detroit Section will be hosting their 2017 Spring Workshop on Saturday, February 18th at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.

    This Spring Workshop is designed to...
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    Eric, The 915 mm between the center of the lower...

    Eric,
    The 915 mm between the center of the lower 200 mm circle (Percy's hips) and the pedal DOES take into account Percy having bent legs.

    This dimension is the same for FSAE (Fig. 2 of FSAE...
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    Harry, Most of them will. The Brake presentation...

    Harry,
    Most of them will. The Brake presentation will not be posted.

    Michael Royce.
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    Updates, There will be a session on Brakes,...

    Updates,
    There will be a session on Brakes, given by Mike O'Neil, the Chief Design Judge when we had FSAE West in California.

    And there will NOT be any Webex. We have had it the past couple of...
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    All, The question was asked relative to Formula...

    All,
    The question was asked relative to Formula Hybrid, and I answered Tarik for that competition only. How the rule will be enforced for FSAE and FS remains to be seen.

    Michael Royce.
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    This is a copy of what I have just posted under...

    This is a copy of what I have just posted under the discussion on the FS DQ. But I now see Julian and Dunk have opened a new thread.

    A couple of comments about rules in general, and then for the...
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    A couple of comments about rules in general, and...

    A couple of comments about rules in general, and then for the benefit of all, I suggest we move on.

    1. Dunk, I don't think becoming a Design Judge at Formula Student is a way to influence the...
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    Well, no one sent me a PM with suggestions as to...

    Well, no one sent me a PM with suggestions as to the content of the Workshop! So the Committee, that except for me is composed of FSAE and FH alumni, have finalized the agenda to include the...
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    As promised, the IMechE has now published its...

    As promised, the IMechE has now published its rationale behind the disqualifications at Formula Student. The link is:...
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    Claude, Pat, Ben, et al, To set the record...

    Claude, Pat, Ben, et al,
    To set the record straight, Dan Jones, who is the current Vice-Chairman of the FSAE Rules Committee was the Chief Scrutineer at Formula Student again this year. As has been...
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    FH/FSAE 2016 Workshop

    The Detroit Section SAE-I will be hosting its 2016 Fall Workshop for FSAE and Formula Hybrid teams at Lawrence Technological Univeristy, Southfield, Michigan, on Saturday September 10th.

    The...
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    I notice that several teams that did not make it...

    I notice that several teams that did not make it onto the Michigan list, including some from the Mid West, e.g. Oakland U., Grand Valley State, and Akron, have entered the Lincoln event. So it...
  13. How short some memories are! The Wattard...

    How short some memories are!

    The Wattard engine, designed and developed by a Univeristy of Melbourne team led by William, now Dr. William, Attard was a 430 cc parallel twin. William wrote a number...
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    FSAE/FH Workshop

    On Saturday, October 31st, the SAE Detroit Section will be hosting its annual (15th?) FSAE/FH Workshop. It will be held at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

    All FSAE...
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    Dr. Ill, As soon as I saw the scores at Lincoln,...

    Dr. Ill,
    As soon as I saw the scores at Lincoln, I asked the Chief Cost Judge about that. She was the Chief at both Michigan and Lincoln, and she said Kettering took a whole bunch of content out of...
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    Jacob, The device used at the Michigan...

    Jacob,
    The device used at the Michigan competition did indeed have a shaped leg and foot, but the distance from the "H", or Hip Point, the center of the lower 200 mm diameter circle, to the "ball of...
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    The intent of the ground clearance rule is...

    The intent of the ground clearance rule is spelled out in the comment in T6.2, namely it is intended to minimize ground effects with sliding skirts and to minimize track damage to pristine surfaces...
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    Interesting comments and discussion about the...

    Interesting comments and discussion about the "scrapping" DQ'ing/not DQ'ing.

    We used to have this argument a number of years ago and the scrutineers always got criticized one way or another. We...
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    darges and FunkyChcken, I notice that you are...

    darges and FunkyChcken,
    I notice that you are both newcomers to the Forum.

    Stop knocking the work that John Burford and his team of volunteers do in reviewing about 200 SES for FSAE Michigan and...
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    For a long time we have suggested that teams get...

    For a long time we have suggested that teams get their SES in (and approved) BEFORE they finalize their frame/monocoque design and before they buy the materials. It just makes sense! However, the...
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    2016 Rules

    The rules for 2016 Formula Hybrid are now posted on the Formula Hybrid web site at:
    http://www.formula-hybrid.org/students/rules-and-deadlines/

    Also, in case you have not noticed, the 2016 FSAE...
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    Could it be a violation of EV2.2? That would lead...

    Could it be a violation of EV2.2? That would lead to a DQ.
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    Amen. Michael Royce

    Amen.

    Michael Royce
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    Driver's Undergarments

    The Formula SAE and Formula Hybrid Rules, specifically T14.13, prohibit drivers wearing undergarments made from certain synthetic materials, e.g. nylon, because they can melt when exposed to high...
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    Jay, On behalf of the Tech Inspection Chiefs,...

    Jay,
    On behalf of the Tech Inspection Chiefs, Mark, Matthew and Jeff, I need to correct you, but FSAE Michigan DOES have an extra scrutineering day. It is the Wednesday when we check gear starting...
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