It is possible to register here: https://mantiumchallenge.com/mvrc-register-2018/
Three teams have already signed up and can now download the new software. Lets hope that it works.
There are already a bunch of questions in the 2017 thread I would like to answer here:
I am working on this. I do not like the users having to specify which direction they chose. Implementing it into software the way I want it is also not that difficult. Keeping a fast algorithm is. I will have something at around race three though.CAEdevice wrote: ↑Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:16 pmHi, I have just received the email for the registration. Thanks!
I have some doubts:
1) HX: still only Y rotation? It looks odd: it is very simple to tweak the option file and set an arbitray direction (that could be automatically computed by almost any CAD)
Yes, in fact the first submitted renders are a bit below what we saw from last year. I understand that doing it in one day is difficult and nobody wants to reveal too much. Keep in mind that you can always send in new images for the team page. The better it looks the more fans you will get.
Well I thought Pikes Peak as the finally for this year would be great. And I think apart from that and the first race we now align with real world motor sports events.
I pushed it a bit forward of what I am currently comfortable with. I just thought you guys would be happy to get going again. If others agree I can push it back a week or even two. The rest should stay though.CAEdevice wrote: ↑Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:16 pm4) Calendar: cars will be completely redesigned with the new rules (the possibility to set a rake angle changes everything), I fear that less than a month will not be enough to develop the cars (I don't think I will have a customer's car ready for the first race)
Yes, you will send in the car as you design it. I will be checked while in 0 deg rake. The CFD software later changes it.
Only the wheels remain fixed, so yes, the suspension parts rotate as well.
Yes, Y around the front wheel center.
I knew that if I do not address this in the invitation email this would happen. Somehow I was not able to shorten the transmission with my CAD software. Maybe someone here can take the step file, shorten it and send it to me. This is simply inability on my side. Design your cars with a 100mm shorter transmission in mind.etsmc wrote: ↑Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:52 amjust reading the new rules and looking at the template files and noticed a possible discrepancy.
Bodywork must completely enclose these provided parts:
yet the gearbox extends past the bodywork volume by 100mm
All modeled geometry is considered as bodywork unless otherwise specified. No bodywork is allowed outside the bodywork volume unless otherwise specified.
it is not possible to cover the gearbox with bodywork.
am I reading this wrong or have I missed something?
Around Y at the front wheel center.