hardingfv32 wrote:2) This system does fail 10.2.2: powered elements. Power = Force X Distance The controlling valve moves because of inertia or force over a distance. Thus, the system is powered and in violation of 10.2.2. The rule states 'power', no restriction to the common electrical or hydraulic sources of power.
This type of shock has an orientation requirement. Disregarding packaging issue, do most racing shocks (gas chamber style) require a specific orientation?
A neat argument, but a false one I think. The accelerometer mass doesn't change position relative to the damper in the long term, & therefore doesn't consume power. The transient energy of displacement is stored in a spring which, ultimately, returns that energy.
The packaging of many (most?) dampers have an orientation requirement.