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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msk_9luD8h8&t=320s...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msk_9luD8h8&t=320s

    I attended the event as a spectator for the first time and put togethor a bit of a highlights package from each day - day 4 with auto-x and...
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    I was wondering why there appeared to be very few...

    I was wondering why there appeared to be very few competitors in endurance.

    Appears that most didn't start endurance either - with few with partial points.
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    Results can be found here:...

    Results can be found here:
    http://www.imeche.org/events/formula-student/previous-events
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    Having never gone to a competition outside of...

    Having never gone to a competition outside of Australia it is difficult for me to speculate on why there is a gap between FSAE-A and the European competitions but here is some observations from my...
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    Very happy to see that there was no tyre barriers...

    Very happy to see that there was no tyre barriers used in this years track!.

    Looking at the times from natsoft the second endurance appears much faster. Did teams save their faster drivers for the...
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    Some history of the discussions I had in 2014...

    Some history of the discussions I had in 2014 with the organisers:

    The size of Calder and shortage of marshals was one of the reasons they pushed for the tyre bundles in 2014. Teams offered to...
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    The V8SC tyre bundles are not a new things at...

    The V8SC tyre bundles are not a new things at FSAE-A. They tried to use them in a similar layout in 2014 but after a number of team complained most were removed. I believe they also tried to use...
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    Some thoughts on the issue for what it is...

    Some thoughts on the issue for what it is worth...



    This is not confirmed from what I have read here. For all I know they could have changed their VD setup which made their aerodynamics package...
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    Where is the best place to get coverage of this...

    Where is the best place to get coverage of this event? any live streams?
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    Have you physically tested it? We did physical...

    Have you physically tested it?

    We did physical testing by changing the construction of some 3 piece wheels from 50mm scrub to 100mm scrub and found it had very little impact on steering input...
  11. Thread: UTAS build 2015

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    Billcobb is correct that friction can play a...

    Billcobb is correct that friction can play a large part in steering effort - we had a significant increase in our steering effort purely due to how we staked our spherical bearings in the a-arms...
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    Edit: appears that the v8 supercar tyre bundles...

    Edit: appears that the v8 supercar tyre bundles have been removed from the track - good outcome



    Great coverage again Z, looking forward to the updates.

    Live Stream has been fantastic - been...
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    While I agree your weighting is a much more...

    While I agree your weighting is a much more accurate representation of what is important in FSAE for many teams, i think the teams should be the ones to specifiy how much weight they place on each of...
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    Teams being successful in design and not faring...

    Teams being successful in design and not faring well in the dynamic events has been common for quite a while - was much the same last year. (from a post of mine august last year -> "Interesting to...
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    Sticky: Thanks Geoff for the effort you put into helping...

    Thanks Geoff for the effort you put into helping FSAE.

    I have just been re-reading this thread today and you and the other contributors have created an invaluable resource for future engineers...
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    Kev: I have been creating a bit of a database of...

    Kev: I have been creating a bit of a database of comp results for analysis and just pulled out the number of forfeits and withdrawals from Michigan Comp which I thought could be interesting: (Cheers...
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    Doug, a wiki is not difficult to setup, with many...

    Doug, a wiki is not difficult to setup, with many teams I know of running their own private wikis for documentation, etc. I will shortly have my own server with a wiki to do my own development on,...
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    Hi Julian, Based on my reading of rule T3.5.5...

    Hi Julian,

    Based on my reading of rule T3.5.5 "The support tube must have the same diameter and thickness as the bent tube, terminate at a node of the chassis, and be angled no more than 45...
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    My reading of T9.4.2 was it only applyes between...

    My reading of T9.4.2 was it only applyes between front the front and rear axles? The diagrams also show no height restriction on the front wing.



    This sounds like it will affect many teams. My...
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    Generally the diagrams dont show the front wing...

    Generally the diagrams dont show the front wing restrictions particularly well, as the diagrams imply that nothing above 250mm is allowed in front of the front wheels, but the text contradicts this...
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    "full 2015-2016 FSAE Rules are still scheduled...

    "full 2015-2016 FSAE Rules are still scheduled for release on August 29th"

    So 29th has come and gone, but whats another deadline missed I guess.

    How are the teams planning to go to Michigan...
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    Sure late change changes requiring quick action...

    Sure late change changes requiring quick action do occur in reality, but it is usually the consequence of poor planning or a mistake being rectified and that reflects poorly on the competition....
  23. Thread: 2015 FSAE Rules

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    Hi Geoff, I dont believe that it is the...

    Hi Geoff,

    I dont believe that it is the organisers responsibility to address reliability, nor should rules be changed to address this, but they can encourage it through design feedback. The...
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    Double post / sorry

    Double post / sorry
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    What frustrates me regarding these rules is there...

    What frustrates me regarding these rules is there is little transparency as to why the rules were changed and why aerodynamics been targeted. Especially when there are other more serious safety...
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