MrGuy
MrGuy
2/6/18
9:24 PM
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Yeah, you can see those panel gaps from space.

8/15/16
3:06 PM
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Just like Gymkhana, this obviously wasn’t done in a single take. Look at the turbulence from the multiple runs. /sarcasm

5/10/16
11:23 PM
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That adds a new definition to the term “Trophy Husband.”

3/30/14
8:32 PM
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A possibly simple answer is that there are regulations that stipulate certain parts of the bodywork, and since these elements are present, they could be taken advantage of with a shape that is less aerodynamically efficient than what the solution could be without the rules' requirements. For example, there are the

3/4/14
8:54 PM
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From this image, it looks like the shape could be required to draw the air up through the fender hole over the front wheel. By itself, the bluff front would likely cause more drag, but its interaction with the cavities around the front wheel likely enhance the front wing/diffuser performance. If only we could see what

3/4/14
8:42 PM
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For a period comparison, race cars were always minuscule, even compared to a 914.

2/16/14
2:56 PM
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Yeah, racing seems to be quite the way to turn a large amount of money into a small amount of money. My personal compromise was to get a used $30 wheel and Simraceway. Compared to that, anything is quite a bit of an outlay.

2/16/14
2:45 PM
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Interesting, that's pretty reasonable. It looks like things could be pretty exciting too, and thankfully with injury only likely in freak accidents.

2/16/14
11:21 AM
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Unfortunately not. I'm afraid of it being too expensive in time and money, and could never bring myself to buy a car over $100. How much effort does it take to be competitive?

1/25/14
4:38 PM
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Yeah, looking at the timing and scoring, all of the PCs have fastest laps ~1.5 seconds faster than the GTLMs, but are all behind them on track. Gentlemen drivers and numbers of pit stops do blur the picture at the moment. The bottom 3 classes are all very comparable on speed on the oval.

1/25/14
4:04 PM
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"Free" tire changes still seems against the point of endurance racing, but it's hard to argue with 20 seconds between the top 7 in GTLM.

11/6/13
11:21 PM
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That's pretty intricate. I've been curious as to the effect of the wheels being steered on the front wing aerodynamics, so maybe that could explain why there is an advantage to such a complex design. Possibly Lotus simply has the resources to spend to reach a more optimized design. Who knows? Not me.

11/6/13
10:16 PM
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Something that I found interesting is the underside of the front wings. They have strakes on them as well, just like diffusers do, which I can only assume is because they are in ground effect.

10/18/13
11:49 PM
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Engineers love Pretzel sticks. This is because, as demonstrated in our first MODS course, they are perfect for illustrating how pure torsion results in a failure at a 45-degree angle. Our professor suggested this would be good to show people at parties, if anyone cares to try and tell me how it goes.

10/6/13
9:15 PM
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Yeah, it looks like a hardtail mountain bike is the way to go. It looks like a 9-speed versus my current 8-speed would give me almost the same gain as a larger crankset. Over the past 10 years I have become addicted to front suspension, and not having it even on the road seems jarring. That and price seem to rule out

10/6/13
8:58 PM
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Based on your description, it is my dad and not me that a hybrid is suited for. There's a local shop where my dad got his bike and has had some service, so I guess I should start there. It sounds like mix-and-matching would also be the best way to fill my needs. Thanks for the advice.

10/6/13
8:53 PM
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Sure, most of the biking I do falls into two categories. The first is moderate (~20 km) weekend trips with my dad along the flat gravel and dirt paths along the rivers we have in the area. We'll get up to around 25 km/h where it's smoother, but there are some tree roots and wood paths that can get bumpy. This is