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    Geoff, Like everyone here I was extremely sad...

    Geoff,

    Like everyone here I was extremely sad to learn of your condition.

    Your work at RMIT, Monash and more recently SAE-A has helped strengthen the local competition, and your ideas have had...
  2. It can definitely be beneficial. Fan shrouds...

    It can definitely be beneficial.

    Fan shrouds are great below a certain road speed, but become restrictive above that speed.

    Lightly sprung blow off flaps allow the fan to pull a lot of air at...
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    Danny, I cant see why your idea wouldn't work in...

    Danny, I cant see why your idea wouldn't work in principle. The blade twist angle is simply reversed

    The inertial effects on the blade might do weird things when you corner though. Autogyros would...
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    I think Kev from ECU said it best... "In FSAE...

    I think Kev from ECU said it best...

    "In FSAE you buy an appropriate gearbox and get the engine for free"

    I would have to agree with him.

    I would also argue that in the history of the...
  5. Hi guys, The materials will be published and...

    Hi guys,

    The materials will be published and downloadable.
    We are just making some small corrections that we picked up last week.

    I will let everyone know where it can be downloaded once it is...
  6. Hi everyone, Just wanted to let the forums...

    Hi everyone,

    Just wanted to let the forums know about a new event that we are running next week.

    It's called DESIGN to WIN.

    ...
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    Congrats guys on 10 years down. What a great...

    Congrats guys on 10 years down.
    What a great resource and enabler this has been to competition as a whole and the teams that are smart enough to learn from history, and contribute to our ever...
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    On behalf of the Monash guys, a big thank you to:...

    On behalf of the Monash guys, a big thank you to:

    - John Hurney for organising the whole event and ensuring that it ran like clockwork. I hope you like the souvenir that we made for you!
    - Kev...
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    Thanks for kicking off this thread with some...

    Thanks for kicking off this thread with some great posts Shooter (Chris) and Boffin.

    Excuse the typos, doing this on my phone.

    I had the great pleasure of driving the Curtin Motorsport car #14....
  10. Thread: WINGS

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    Kent, I would be careful when making big...

    Kent, I would be careful when making big assumptions based on little data and intuitions.

    There are many reason why that design might not have made much downforce, and the one you mention is just...
  11. I am pretty sure a lot of Monash guys will be...

    I am pretty sure a lot of Monash guys will be interested in attending the Design School.

    We would also love to make the big road trip for FSAE WestOz.
    Early in Feb would obviously suit us best,...
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    Thanks Bemo. I will contact them and go past...

    Thanks Bemo.

    I will contact them and go past for a visit to grab it. If someone from KA could give me a call on the number above to confirm that they will be there that would be awesome. Thanks
    ...
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    The Monash guys attended just to spectate. A...

    The Monash guys attended just to spectate. A really great event, congratulations to all the organisers and teams who competed. Great to see so many fast wing teams fighting it out.

    We had one...
  14. Thread: WINGS

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    Some of our team were reading through this old...

    Some of our team were reading through this old thread today in preparation for FS UK and considering the current discussions around aero I thought it might be timely to bump it back to the top.
    ...
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    Great initiative Jon, we would love to get up...

    Great initiative Jon, we would love to get up there but will have to wait and see how late we run on the build due to the Europe comps this year. I really like the track design.
  16. Sticky: Yeah, as Geoff says a BBQ breakfast can be a good...

    Yeah, as Geoff says a BBQ breakfast can be a good motivator, we do that a lot closer to comp and during comp.

    The physically clocking in and out is dangerous for the reasons mentioned above. It...
  17. Sticky: To address Max and also Z... and discuss some...

    To address Max and also Z... and discuss some Level 4 stuff, techniques for team building, management etc..

    I think it is the job of management to use whatever tools they have at their disposal to...
  18. Thanks Geoff. I should stress that this is not...

    Thanks Geoff.

    I should stress that this is not just a Monash thing. We would love to see all the other local current Vic teams come down, plus any old alumni from any of these teams.

    Rex Chan...
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    I haven't reviewed the rules carefully but my...

    I haven't reviewed the rules carefully but my understanding was you were only ALLOWED to change if the track changed from being declared DRY to DAMP. You
    must change to wets if declared WET. I...
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    A puncture is a terrible an generally unavoidable...

    A puncture is a terrible an generally unavoidable way to end a whole year of FSAE.

    Students go through a lot of pain and heart ache in this project. This is one example where organisers and rule...
  21. Who does the awesome white aero package belong...

    Who does the awesome white aero package belong to?

    Is it just me, or are there a lot more teams on Goodyears this year?

    Should be a good comp, is any commentary or video going to be streamed?
  22. Imagine a spambot trying to drive a Motorkhana! ...

    Imagine a spambot trying to drive a Motorkhana!

    Kinda like Knight Rider I guess..?

    I wonder if ella harris32 would could take control of my black pontiac if I put a USB wifi key in the stereo...
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    Our tunnel testing shows a relatively constant v2...

    Our tunnel testing shows a relatively constant v2 relationship between speed and aero forces, but it depends on how rigid your aero components are and also if they are sprung or unsprung(we are...
  24. You should be able to get out between 8 and 9pm...

    You should be able to get out between 8 and 9pm on Sunday night if you hang around.
    Have a chat with the organisers and look at the access details on your parking and truck passes.

    Also there are...
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    Forgot to mention: Bob: thanks for the heads...

    Forgot to mention:

    Bob: thanks for the heads up. We are working on it now and will make sure we have additional clearance for Europe.

    Froggo: I see no rule relating to any limitation on the...
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