Pat's Corner

10. July 2010

Steve’s Box (of tricks)

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A guest article by Steve Fox, Chief Design Judge, FSG. Pat’s overheated keyboard needed a little cooling down time. So until his new liquid cooled keyboard comes in, I agreed to contribute a little something to keep you all...

28. June 2010

Pat's Corner – Design Reports

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As the Design Reports for FSG 2010 come in, I am reviewing them with mixed feelings. Some are good, very good! And some are, well, not so good. I know I have stood on this soapbox many times and have actually published (with...

08. June 2010

Pat’s Corner – Safety

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It has been a little while since my last column, due primarily to work pressures, but now we have FSAE Michigan out of the way, I can concentrate on FSG again.Congratulations to Oregon State University on winning both Design and...

15. November 2009

Pat's Column - Car set up

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Apologies to all for the lack of a column over the last few months. Insane work pressure has kept me away from home for 7 of the last 9 weeks. Last week had me in Adelaide where I witnessed the finish of the Solar Challenge. It...

06. May 2009

Pat's Column - Space-frame Chassis

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I have never made any secret of my preference for space-frame chassis in FSG. This preference is not because of some nostalgic feeling, but for very pragmatic reasons. The thing I like most about a space-frame structure is that...

14. April 2009

Pat's Column - Relay Racing

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Time for another column as we enter the Student Formula season, and the new Formula One season as the Brawn GP cars will start from the front row in Melbourne later today. It looks like an interesting season. I was invited to...

26. January 2009

Pat's Column - January

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Well, 2009 is here and we are in the count-down to FSG in August. As Birgit has already reported, the available registrations filled up within 8 seconds when the registration server and nearly 40 teams were unable to register. ...

24. December 2008

Pat's Column - December

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Well, the 2008 Formula year is finished. Last weekend saw the final event of the year, FSAE-Australasia. Stuttgart dominated FSAE-A finishing with 961 points from an available 1000 to finish a very successful year on a very high...

08. October 2008

Tempus Fugit

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Hello again. Well, Summer vacation is over, the leaves are changing colour and the European FS season is finished. A new academic year has started and teams should be starting to think about their next car. Stuttgart emerged as...

12. June 2008

Design Judging Stuff

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Here it is, June already, with only one month to go until FSG. May saw the running of FSAE in Michigan and we must congratulate the winners there. Western Australia, Stuttgart and TU Munich stood on the podium, shutting out the...

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