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    Pods were pretty well thought out. Only team in...

    Pods were pretty well thought out. Only team in our lane that had a structured look at other cars pre setting off on their own work, which is a positive.

    I get that much of the commentary flows...
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    Would add that it's pretty incredible that AFDA...

    Would add that it's pretty incredible that AFDA gets a car together with 2nd and 3rd year students.

    Would also add that UTS did actually have aero. Wing-wise they didn't have a Batmobile, though...
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    Z (Erik...) First things first - if we're at...

    Z (Erik...)

    First things first - if we're at Calder next year we have to get to a better pizza joint than we've been at the last two years. Way too noisy for discussion, way to trendy for the...
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    I'd go differently

    Z,

    I tend to look at things from different perspectives.

    The competition ran exceptionally smoothly given that around a month ago there was essentially no competition. The effort behind the...
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    Monash won combustion, Curtain 2nd. Monash won...

    Monash won combustion, Curtain 2nd.
    Monash won EV, UTS 2nd.

    All results very much deserved.

    The MU combustion car really did look quite beautiful on track even though the engine noise really...
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    Just a quick note; I get what you're saying...

    Just a quick note;

    I get what you're saying though I'd prefer this written as "A lot of teams failed to successfully deliver some new innovations".

    There's of course no inherent cost associated...
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    GRT certainly had the most entertaining driver at...

    GRT certainly had the most entertaining driver at comp - push-on understeer followed by boot-your-way-out oversteer - and the car ran well. (Could have been just warming tyres, but great to watch...
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    Incredible result UoW!

    Incredible result UoW!
  9. Thread: UTAS build 2015

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    Claude; I'll go the other way. Whether in...

    Claude;

    I'll go the other way.

    Whether in racing or in FSAE (which certainly isn't racing), self-belief is everything. Whilst agreeing winning isn't chance, citing 'lack of ability' reads...
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    It means stick them on a car, get some data and...

    It means stick them on a car, get some data and experience. The excuse given for not running the parts was... not good (it didn't come from the student involved). Simple application of Logic Sticks...
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    I'll qualify that. PhD in aero - yes, your...

    I'll qualify that.

    PhD in aero - yes, your team member should at the very least apply for an APA (as should anyone with a strong interest and the grades to move forwards) - an APA scholarship is...
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    (Ha ha ha ha) Ah, but they are young :D

    (Ha ha ha ha)

    Ah, but they are young :D
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    Kev; Having been part of the "Adelaide year" I...

    Kev;

    Having been part of the "Adelaide year" I appreciate the intent behind moving the event around a little (or moving some funding around a little, or just making it more equitable for...
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    "Please explain."

    "Please explain."
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    On Sammy Diasinos... ...

    On Sammy Diasinos...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-QqA45mX2Y

    He actually talks about his thesis a bit into it, which is (hint hint hint OMG super hint) very relevant to FSAE. ...
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    Congratulations all, a great event

    Most judges agreed that the standard of design this year far eclipsed the last few years... FSAE-A is back!

    I'm personally very glad - two days before two good V8SC engineers rang asking if they...
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    Just a hint for some of you doing the design videos next year...

    ...as I sit with a fellow judge reviewing your Design videos, it would help if those of you recording these on your phones took care to rotate the video prior to uploading, or at least giving it a...
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    A few - Supported. It's OK, and in...

    A few -



    Supported.



    It's OK, and in many occasions preferable to run a wing in partial stall for maximum downforce. Think of an L/D vs AoA curve, the peak is in partial (but not full)...
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    Prelim FSAE-A aerodynamics feedback

    A quick note to teams preparing 2015 FSAE-A entrants regards aero; I’ve had a few teams reach out and go over preliminary work, and thought I’d offer a little early feedback.

    I’ll stress (it’s...
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    In short Bill your concern have some merit - the...

    In short Bill your concern have some merit - the questions asked are precisely why there's value in efforts that make these issues valuable.
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    +1 I don't share client data. FSAE is...

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    I don't share client data.

    FSAE is education however. Very different scenario.

    Anything that brings about awareness of proper validation and appropriate procedures to this end would be...
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    Solid idea. Formats are workable - just export...

    Solid idea.

    Formats are workable - just export everything CSV.

    You'll probably want to put together a list of checkout tests as a metadata requirement: things like line noise testing etc. This...
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    Ease up, tiger. Having suggested this thread be...

    Ease up, tiger. Having suggested this thread be created, I'm well aware of the thread title.

    Design is core to the FSAE activity. Getting DE right is particularly important.



    I get what...
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    Correct. And this will happen from time to...

    Correct.



    And this will happen from time to time, and rules need to be adjusted to reflect this.

    Aerodynamics is a great example. Rules were adjusted to promote new thought. Now they need...
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    Oldie but a goodie, not least because the initial...

    Oldie but a goodie, not least because the initial chapter goes through base theory really well.
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