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    Updated build photos showing the rolling car with wings and body work.

    http://www-personal.monash.edu.au/~fsae/03build.htm

    More photos coming in the next day or so as the rest of the completed parts go on.

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    Scott Wordley

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    Updated build photos showing the rolling car with wings and body work.

    http://www-personal.monash.edu.au/~fsae/03build.htm

    More photos coming in the next day or so as the rest of the completed parts go on.

    Regards,

    Scott Wordley

    http://www-personal.monash.edu.au/~fsae
    Regards,

    Scott Wordley


    Scoring in every event for the last 12 comps running!
    http://www.monashmotorsport.com/

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    are you guys ever going to have a big enough rear wing? god that one is huge! i know you guys predicted about 12kgs for the wing and mounts i think, is that how they have worked out?

    - if it isnt coming, you need a bigger tool.
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    Big rear wing yes (limitted by the size you can get on the front, its bigger too and not complete in those shots) but smaller, narrower, lighter car otherwise. Our thinking is: If the car was faster with wings, might it not be faster still with more wing? I'd love to hear from all the teams who have who have found the point where increased drag and weight outweights the benefits of increased downforce. We're not there yet so the only way is up, or down as the case may be.

    The rear wing elements weigh less than 6 kg but the current endplates are overweight at 1.5kg a piece. Dejan from UNSW is going to cut us some nice light Ally honeycomb ones as soon as I get round to emailling him the CAD.

    Total weight for wings, endplates and mounts should come in between 12 and 14kg, a little heavier than I was hoping for but an improvement over last year's which were about 17kg and smaller.

    On the weight topic after weeks of preparing plugs, making moulds and finally parts I threw our body work in the bin and we ended up remaking it in simplified form, in the space of 2 days. Saved about 4 kg. Minimal = good.

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    Scott Wordley

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    [This message was edited by Scott Wordley on September 08, 2003 at 04:31 AM.]
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    Scott Wordley


    Scoring in every event for the last 12 comps running!
    http://www.monashmotorsport.com/

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    What are the rear wing end plates currently made from?

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    Scotty. please expand on "simplified" i want to throw my sidepod plugs in the bin, but have worked on them for too long!

    Sam Graham
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    Simplified means I thought of a way to make moulds in a hour rather than a week. Its pretty obvious if you look closely at the body panels.

    Next year we're recruiting blacksmiths instead of industrial designers. Long live the mighty Raw Hide! (Thats our hammer)

    PS: stay tuned for the video taped dimise of the old 'Moby Dick' sidepods. They will be returned to the sea where they belong.

    PPS: apologies, delirium setting in... 28 hours straight and counting

    PPPS: any Aussies coming to the SAE Aero conference tomorrow? Apparently I'm presenting a paper....

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    Scott Wordley

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    Scott Wordley


    Scoring in every event for the last 12 comps running!
    http://www.monashmotorsport.com/

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    Scott,
    From the test video it looks like your skins are very strong. It seems like you could get away with much less for skins as long as your webs and spars are strong enough. Is there a reason they are so strong that I am missing.

    James Waltman
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    James Waltman
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    im sure it will be because of those damn dropbears...

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    James,

    Those skins surprised me too. The thing is we can't save weight and make them any thinner without taking them back to paper like stiffness. We made a few test ones in the beginning and this was the minimum we could get away with.

    Car was 95% together today for the Aero conference, so more photos coming tomorrow, right now its time to get some sleep.

    Regards,

    Scott Wordley

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    Regards,

    Scott Wordley


    Scoring in every event for the last 12 comps running!
    http://www.monashmotorsport.com/

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