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    I thought it was quite witty.

    I thought it was quite witty.
  2. Waiting for the rules committee to reply is the...

    Waiting for the rules committee to reply is the only way to be sure, but I imagine it will depend on whether you've deviated from any of the standard tubes/dimensions as outlined in the rules.
    If...
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    I don't think that asking lazy/non-researched...

    I don't think that asking lazy/non-researched questions is restricted to the indian teams - I've asked a few and I'm sure a no. of others have too.

    I agree that some kind of post moderation might...
  4. @scott - spot on, I thought I'd start the thread...

    @scott - spot on, I thought I'd start the thread so people can discuss what they've done, etc. etc. in an FSAE context.

    The thesis from BillCobb looks interesting, certainly a good starting point...
  5. Hey All, I've been thinking recently of all...

    Hey All,

    I've been thinking recently of all the various decisions that are made on FS cars at a conceptual stage, and the reasoning behind them. Often Rules-of-thumb, trend analysis from...
  6. Hey All, I've been thinking recently of all...

    Hey All,

    I've been thinking recently of all the various decisions that are made on FS cars at a conceptual stage, and the reasoning behind them. Often Rules-of-thumb, trend analysis from...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Thumb In the Air Tool:
    Kind of a random number generator based on a hunch...
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    NB you shouldn't be loading bolts in shear. For a...

    NB you shouldn't be loading bolts in shear. For a start, often there is clearance in your hole to allow you to assemble it and so there will be associated relative movement between your parts before...
  9. a) 42 b) shiny c) Time d) usw... Please put...

    a) 42
    b) shiny
    c) Time
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    Please put at least the tiniest modicum of effort into thinking for yourself. Do you put this little effort into chatting up girls on a night out?
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    +1 :-)

    +1 :-)
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    Assuming you mean the Yamaha Fazer engine, I...

    Assuming you mean the Yamaha Fazer engine, I believe it is effectively a de-tuned Yamaha R6. If it is a 2005 model, off the top of my head ours weighed about 63kg dry. Google may be able to give a...
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    I couldn't agree more about the scaling up...

    I couldn't agree more about the scaling up argument - some tests we did in an instron comparing different thicknesses and even x-section areas of the same material showed that it was very hard to...
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    @wolverine: How would you rate your design?...

    @wolverine:

    How would you rate your design? You've produced numbers which would allow you to manufacture (in theory) your suspension, but what determines whether it is any good? What has driven...
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    +1!

    +1!
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    Pat Said:

    Pat Said:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">but when something as unpleasant as this is posted, I have to...
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    assuming it doesn't weigh much (which ally...

    assuming it doesn't weigh much (which ally honeycomb shouldn't) and provided you have another mechanism providing support to off centre impacts (as per rules), you can use something nice and cheap...
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    This is known as 'the 3 pint peak' and is almost...

    This is known as 'the 3 pint peak' and is almost 100% scientific fact. Following a sharp bell curve, as the user approaches 3 pints of beer, they become generally better at everything. This 'ability...
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    Axes have been used to launch...

    Axes have been used to launch trebuchets/catapults for a few hundred years... :-)
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    ^ +1. I think critical mass for most teams is...

    ^ +1.

    I think critical mass for most teams is in the 30-40 region, and if you follow the idea of Bemo it tends to maintain itself at that level quite naturally.

    Last year we ran with a 'core...
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    we had a very similar design in 09, and passed at...

    we had a very similar design in 09, and passed at UK and Germany without any problems, but ultimately as people have said the rules committee have the last word. If they fail you I'd also be...
  21. I don't think a discussion about what the...

    I don't think a discussion about what the application of the various RC definitions are used for is what is being asked for. If the guy is asking for clarification about what the SAE definition...
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    RollingCamel (great name btw), If you can...

    RollingCamel (great name btw),

    If you can afford it, and it fits in with your schedule, I would try and get some people to attend a competition as visitors. FSAE is great because you get to see...
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    Luckily these cars don't weigh very much, and the...

    Luckily these cars don't weigh very much, and the situation you're testing isn't particularly frantic. I'd suggest ensuring the thing you're resting the lower pair of wheels on is fairly stable, and...
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    Not massively weird, but we were sponsored by...

    Not massively weird, but we were sponsored by Gulf last year - the colour scheme was awesome :-)

    Also got sponsored by a local bottled water company - not with cash, with about 800 bottles of...
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    Sorry bringing up an old thread here - but @PuJa:...

    Sorry bringing up an old thread here - but @PuJa:

    I'd guess it would also depend on what setup the laser cutter has - if it's a 4 axis lathe setup then they may be able to do the cuts parallel to...
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