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Forum: Miscellaneous 11-13-2013, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Alastor
Thank you sir :cool:, much appreciated.

Thank you sir :cool:, much appreciated.
Forum: Miscellaneous 11-10-2013, 08:00 PM
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Views: 3,154
Posted By Alastor
What car is this?

Front and rear shots, any one recognize this automobile?
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-13-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,727
Posted By Alastor
On the surface it is logical, but when the...

On the surface it is logical, but when the foundation of government is also 'money' this creates a very clear conflict of interest of the government's motives.

Are they creating/changing laws to...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-11-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,727
Posted By Alastor
It would depend on the structure of the...

It would depend on the structure of the government, you could still have a representative style government as you alluded to in an earlier post. The difference is the limitation/strength of power...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-11-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,727
Posted By Alastor
A Libertarian system is not a 'free for all',...

A Libertarian system is not a 'free for all', that would be anarchy. A libertarian approach to governing is about putting individual freedoms and rights above the will or desire of the collective. ...
Forum: Technical forums 02-09-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,841
Posted By Alastor
The GPS calculates changes in position and time. ...

The GPS calculates changes in position and time. So basically the GPS can measure change in distance and change in time and using that information you can find the following:

Velocity = 'Change...
Forum: Technical forums 01-21-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,506
Posted By Alastor
The equations for calculating power from torque...

The equations for calculating power from torque are not really in general form so that is why it was so difficult to find the coefficient in the denominator.

A more general from of the equation...
Forum: Gaming 11-13-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 1,684,872
Posted By Alastor
Country of origin defines a lot of...

Country of origin defines a lot of internationally sold product designs. But at the end of the day if you don't like it, don't buy it.

With that said, I don't know if you have ever been to...
Forum: Gaming 11-13-2010, 05:11 PM
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Views: 1,684,872
Posted By Alastor
So you are upset that a Japanese developed racing...

So you are upset that a Japanese developed racing game is dominated by Japanese cars :confused:
Forum: Technical forums 09-29-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,119
Posted By Alastor
But as already stated that is not racing. It...

But as already stated that is not racing. It just following some predetermined set of parameters, it is not making decisions on the fly as the track conditions change due to weather, traffic,...
Forum: Technical forums 09-28-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,119
Posted By Alastor
I like the sonar/radar idea because it would be...

I like the sonar/radar idea because it would be well suited to locating other cars on the track, as well as determining how close those cars are and if they are getting closer or father away. So...
Forum: Technical forums 09-27-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,119
Posted By Alastor
This biggest problem with that would be...

This biggest problem with that would be maintaining the high speed data link, what happens if the link is lost or degraded to the point where not enough data can be transferred? The next issues are...
Forum: Technical forums 09-27-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,119
Posted By Alastor
Doh….I am putting down my crack pipe now. ...

Doh….I am putting down my crack pipe now.




But combining the data from all the sensor and doing ‘math’ with inputs is resource consuming.



The carrier phase tracking is interesting...
Forum: Technical forums 09-26-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,119
Posted By Alastor
You are exactly right, that is why it is...

You are exactly right, that is why it is different. The F1 version would be about speed and it would be about precision. So you can’t rely on the same solutions.



Are you sure that is not a...
Forum: Technical forums 09-26-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,119
Posted By Alastor
It is different, but I wouldn’t say it is easier....

It is different, but I wouldn’t say it is easier. Yes you do know what the track layout it is, but you still have the same fundamental problem of figuring out where the car is on the track at any...
Forum: General Automotive 09-24-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 39,030
Posted By Alastor
For a lot of thing if you make a mistake you just...

For a lot of thing if you make a mistake you just have to spend more time and money to fix two things instead of just one. But typically that will still be cheaper than if you had just paid a...
Forum: Technical forums 09-21-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,119
Posted By Alastor
You can still have that with limited fuel. The...

You can still have that with limited fuel. The fuel doesn't have to be limited to a single full tank, for example it could be limited to three full tanks. Likewise, the fuel limit could be adjusted...
Forum: Technical forums 09-20-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,119
Posted By Alastor
But in that case you would be stifling one aspect...

But in that case you would be stifling one aspect of engine design.

Why not just limit the total amount of fuel a team is allowed to use. To slow cars down just provide them with less fuel so...
Forum: Technical forums 08-10-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,445
Posted By Alastor
How do you get 50% power lost through the...

How do you get 50% power lost through the exhaust. Based on a 40% steam system efficiency I would estimate a 27.5% power loss in the exhaust (ignoring losses through the cooling system):

14 Hp x...
Forum: Technical forums 08-10-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 491,301
Posted By Alastor
No, the transmission does that.[/quote] ...

No, the transmission does that.[/quote]

Thats incorect. The transmission (gear ratios) determine the ratio between the input torque and output torque as well as the input speed and output speed. ...
Forum: Technical forums 08-10-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 491,301
Posted By Alastor
I am referring to output shaft speed / wheel...

I am referring to output shaft speed / wheel speed / road speed not the engine speed. As well, the torque vs power argument is not about efficiency it is about generating the maximum motive force...
Forum: Technical forums 08-10-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 491,301
Posted By Alastor
The emphasis is mine...but you have stated...

The emphasis is mine...but you have stated exactly what hightower and I are talking about. You can multiply torque easily with a transmission but at the sacrifice of road speed. An X increase in...
Forum: Technical forums 08-10-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 491,301
Posted By Alastor
This is exactly why torque at the engine is...

This is exactly why torque at the engine is irrelevant. When I talk, and I am assuming this applies to hightower99 as well, is that torque at the wheel is what matters.

Torque at the engine is...
Forum: Technical forums 08-10-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 491,301
Posted By Alastor
First off both you and Revetec know way more...

First off both you and Revetec know way more about IC Engines then I ever will. However, if I put my ‘thinking hat’ on I would read it as follows:



I read that 80% of the total exhaust energy...
Forum: Technical forums 08-09-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 491,301
Posted By Alastor
Did he even really say this? Is there some kind...

Did he even really say this? Is there some kind of legitimate citation that confirms this is an accurate quote?

Not that it matters, it is not like he pioneered the concepts of torque and power...
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