Isn't the goal of the design to be a good race car. Why not just take cad models instead of cars then you can take out that pesky fabrication.slimjim8201 wrote:flynfrog wrote:thats true but I feel it makes teams over complicate designs. If you can get a car running a month sooner to me is worth more than a month of R&D but this is not taken into account in the judging. Racing is just as much cut and try as it is design. I have also seen cars take top 5 in design that wouldn't pass braking test. Maybe keep the design judging but have it as a multiplier of your dynamic score.
It doesn't seem like it at the time (and it didn't for me when I was involved with FSAE), but the whole competition has so little to do with racing and the racing industry. It is a design competition 1000x more than it is a racecar engineering competition. I think the current scoring system is quite appropriate. Without placing well in the static events, a team will not finish in the top ten, but a large percentage of the points are based on the "fun" dynamic events.
This satisfies the boy racer in the budding engineers but still requires them to provide a sound design.
What percentage of FSAE engineers end up in the racing industry? The answer to that question gives a good indication of what the competition is all about...
f1rj wrote:hey frnz...
we r about 2 start a F1 project in our college..bt d problem is that since we r starting it for the first time, we r confused about the starting point. can nyone please help us??
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