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    Matt Birt
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    Singapore is doing well; design and now presentation finalist?! Wow!

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    I heard a car crashed into a wall between skidpad and accel event, anybody have more info about that? Is the driver OK? Which team was it? Are they going to be able to repair the car for endurance?

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    Pics from today:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/moybar...57668369927765


    North Carolina State went into the wall in AutoX, don't know any more than that.

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    Does anyone have a link to the endurance live timing, if it exists?
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    Paul Achard
    McGill Racing Team

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    I saw that teams were resorting to welding in whistle tips to pass the draconian noise test.


    I wonder how the course workers feel about them as flow rate increases under load?
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    Matt Birt
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    Former Powertrain Lead, Kettering University CSC/FSAE team
    1st place Fuel Efficiency 2013 FSAE, FSAE West, Formula North
    1st place overall 2014 Clean Snowmobile Challenge

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    Vacuum cleaner racing live on Periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1eaJbwEvRmZxX
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    Matt Birt
    Engine Calibration and Performance Engineer, Enovation Controls
    Former Powertrain Lead, Kettering University CSC/FSAE team
    1st place Fuel Efficiency 2013 FSAE, FSAE West, Formula North
    1st place overall 2014 Clean Snowmobile Challenge

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    ^^^ I approve.
    Cole Easterling
    Brendon & Lawrence Mfg.
    2011-2012 TAMU FH/FSAE

  9. #19
    Hey everyone!

    I am the driver of the 78 car (NC State) that had the unfortunate accident right before the timing gate on my first timed lap (there was a red flag on my first lap).

    For everyone that is curious, I am ok and sustained some bruises on my back and arm from the impact. Unfortunately the throttle stuck open and the car impacted the safer-barrier.

    The front left a-arms were mangled and we worked through the night fixing the car for re-tech and endurance. We were successful and finished endurance (first time in 4 years!)

    The team would like to thank UNC-Charlotte and Embry-Riddle for their kindness and support along with all the people that stopped by our paddock wishing us well.

    -Collin Walther
    Wolfpack Motorsports
    Team Captain & Chassis Lead

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    The one thing that stood out to me was Stuttgart's cost score. $10502 adjusted cost is incredibly low considering the car. 3/4 carbon monocoque, carbon wheel rims, large carbon aero package, carbon suspension, 6 springs and dampers, AP calipers F/R.

    Comparing to similar carbon cars:
    ETS - $15495
    TU Graz - $18847
    J - Graz - $24424
    GFR -$19607

    Additionally, looking at Stuttgart's cost at FSG 15 (same car) with a few assumptions for low/high car cost comes out to ~$15000.

    This represents a pretty large points swing, ~8 points, not enough to effect the outcome of this competition, but still I am curious if anyone else noticed this...

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