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April 28th, 2010, 08:09 AM   #11
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Hayden Fan @ Apr 28 2010, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>How much win buffering are you guys suffering from?

Is this a typo or a phrase i'm not familiar with? We certainly don't win anything [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tom @ Apr 28 2010, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Is this a typo or a phrase i'm not familiar with? We certainly don't win anything [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]

Whooshy Wind Tom!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
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April 28th, 2010, 08:15 AM   #13
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Otis Driftwood @ Apr 28 2010, 04:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Whooshy Wind Tom!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

[img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img] Yes, assuming you mean wind buffeting then i can't say anyone has complained or mentioned it, but i don't think we've run on a particularly windy day.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tom @ Apr 28 2010, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Is this a typo or a phrase i'm not familiar with? We certainly don't win anything [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]

Wind, yes, a typo. Something that happens often on my phone.

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Otis Driftwood @ Apr 28 2010, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Whooshy Wind Tom!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

How much buffering around the helmet?
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April 28th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #15
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Hayden Fan @ Apr 28 2010, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Had 2 of them. The other I sold to EuroInternational, and is a spare for Carlos Sainz Jr. and Michael Lewis.

Tom, not sure if you have taken a spin in the car, but could you tell me about the front end. How much win buffering are you guys suffering from?

Can I have a go?? Next time i'm in the US? Always wanted to test one!I'll answer your wind question with my superkart in a few weeks!
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April 28th, 2010, 08:19 AM   #16
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Hayden Fan @ Apr 28 2010, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>How much buffering around the helmet?

Not driven it myself but i've not heard a wisper of anything like that. I don't think we've run the car especially fast, the space we have at the airfield we're testing at doesn't really let the car stretch its legs for any length of time.
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First of all, very cool Tom. So which one is you in the pics?

Also the new paint livery is much cooler with that UK flag on the side and the stripes on the nose.

What's the deal on this, is this a university project?

You said you're shipping it to Cali? Where? What track to do you plan to run it at?
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jumkie @ Apr 28 2010, 04:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>First of all, very cool Tom. So which one is you in the pics?

Also the new paint livery is much cooler with that UK flag on the side and the stripes on the nose.

What's the deal on this, is this a university project?

You said you're shipping it to Cali? Where? What track to do you plan to run it at?

In the picture of the car in BR Green with people stood around it i'm the one in the grey hoody with the hood up. In the picture of a few people working on the white chassis i'm the one with my head up its arse.

It's a university project yea, it makes up half of our 4th year. Basically about 15 of us in 3 departments design, build and run the car at a competition each year. Usually its one car per season but we are on a two season cycle at the moment so this generation was at Silverstone last June and we have been responsible for basically tarting it up a bit and sending it to SAE West this summer while doing the conceptual design for the next generation simultaneously. I think its racing at Fontana, but we don't run on full size circuits or proper wheel to wheel racing. There are a few different events designed basically to test the car, coned out sections and things of that nature.
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Thats a pretty cool project tom, i remember back in the day we did an MZ racing project which was fun. What engine do you have in that ? Gimi some specs !
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Thats a pretty cool project tom, i remember back in the day we did an MZ racing project which was fun. What engine do you have in that ? Gimi some specs !


Its an R6 engine, i think from about 2005 but it runs with an intake diameter restriction so i think its somewhere in the region of 75 BHP, not exactly sure. The whole thing weighs a few sugar packets over 200 kg with a final drive that sees it go about 90 so it gets there pretty quick.
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