Khamsin Virtual Racecar Challenge 2015

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variante
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Squadra che vince non si cambia...
...but I actually changed a few things, as CAEdevice guessed. Engine intakes with consequent sidepod redesign, front wing airfoils, mirror mountings. I also tried a new configuration of the front end which, however, needed some refinement; you might see it on next year's car.

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Did you try out the Caterham profile?

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RicME85 wrote:Did you try out the Caterham profile?
I did! The results were quite surprising: the airfoils I'm using give 20% MORE downforce compared to Caterham's, and similar efficiency values. Now, i've just run a fast analysis on them...I want to test and compare the two profiles deeply, with better solving equations and different ride conditions, because i can't believe Caterham's profile is so bad.
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machin
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Hey guys, you should have all now received your CFD data... As Chris mentioned before, we're going to present the results slightly differently this time around... I'm expecting to post them sometime on Friday.... Sorry that you need to do a little more waiting....
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I can't wait, even if I'm pessimistic about the battle between me and Mantium.

It will be very interesting to have a comparison with al the data, including inlet/outlet resultant.

@Julien: is it avaliable a release of OCCFD with the inlet/outlet resultant computation?

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Nearly there guys... just waiting for one more car to come through the CFD testing.
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machin wrote:Nearly there guys... just waiting for one more car to come through the CFD testing.
I wonder what is the surprise you're preparing :)

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I wonder what is the surprise you're preparing :)
.....I hope we haven't built the anticipation too much!!!
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It better be a fully 3D animated version of the race else I am OFF!





;)

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It's been good speaking to you RicME85... ;)

for everyone else.... Watch it in full screen and on high definition...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCLVzRihyg0[/youtube]

I just noticed I put Khamsin Virtual Racecar Championship rather than Challenge throughout... #-o I hope Julien and Chris can forgive me.....

Can I suggest not posting any "spoilers" until this evening...?
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My android smartphone requires a not supported plugin, but I can't wait ... I'm going the office just to see it !

EDIT: I have seen it... great job Machin! I would add some comments and congratulations, but they would include spoilers... I agree with the conclusion: see you in 2016!

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Woah!! Such a nice presentation Machin! It really makes a difference to see it this way. I simply love it.

Congrats to everybody!
MVRC -> TF

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Thank you, Machin! That thing was surprisingly exciting...my heart was pounding like it would in an actual race (i kinda felt like i was watching the Matrix from the "real world" :lol: )

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The "big" sponsor is contacting the winner to organize the awards ceremony ;)