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Old November 5th, 2014, 09:09
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I guess budgeting isn't one of the judged factors

Its all aboot mileage baby!

The average HMV vehicle costs $2400-2900 all said and done.

The community here has a fanatical devotion to supporting after school clubs/activities.... Especially FFA, HMV, FirstRobotics, SkillsUSA...
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Old November 5th, 2014, 09:25
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I guess budgeting isn't one of the judged factors

How you raise and spend your money? No.
What components you use in the construction of one vehicle? Very much so.

Just like every part and modification on your jeep... How you justify and sell it can outweigh the costs.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 09:50
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How you raise and spend your money? No.
What components you use in the construction of one vehicle? Very much so..
That was one of my biggest gripes with SAE.. small schools trying to compete with schools with $100k+ budgets.. I don't know if it's as bad in Baja.. but Formula it was a show of who has the biggest dick budget.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 10:57
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That was one of my biggest gripes with SAE.. small schools trying to compete with schools with $100k+ budgets.. I don't know if it's as bad in Baja.. but Formula it was a show of who has the biggest dick budget.

Thats just racing... It as much a budget battle as building and driving
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Old November 5th, 2014, 10:58
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T took a hammer to her sons Xbox last night. We are having behavioral problems
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:05
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T took a hammer to her sons Xbox last night. We are having behavioral problems
Where's the viral video? But seriously, hope you can get that lined out.
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Thats just racing... It as much a budget battle as building and driving

You are missing the entire point of SAE....
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T took a hammer to her sons Xbox last night. We are having behavioral problems

Sounds like she's outta control....
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:17
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And on that note, if it was all about the racing.. The cars would be twice as fast.
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I've taken the Xbox from my son but I paid too damn much for the thing to smash it. She must have been really pissed. I hope you hid well in the garage with beer lol
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Sounds like she's outta control....

I don't blame her after the whole jail incident.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:18
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You are missing the entire point of SAE....

Am i?

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The concept behind Formula SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car. The prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item. The target marketing group for the race car is the non-professional weekend autocross racer. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem solving.
Seems like its a design contest surrounded by the premise of prototyping and performing. Financial backing and management is an important part of being a real world engineer or designer. Learning to work within your limits or aligning yourself with an organization or sponsor who can expand those limits seems like a pretty worthwile lesson to me


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Sounds like she's outta control....
No, I think she's perfectly on track. I told her not to smash the TV because I want it
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:24
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If you think the students are responsible for coming up with hundreds of thousands you're out of your mind.

Take a kid with rich parents vs a kid that works with local shops scrounging up a couple hundred bucks so they can buy a couple rod ends.

But the rich kid wins because his rod ends are unobtanium vs kid with a $200 budget bought his during the RuffStuff Halloween sale....
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If you think the students are responsible for coming up with hundreds of thousands you're out of your mind.

Take a kid with rich parents vs a kid that works with local shops scrounging up a couple hundred bucks so they can buy a couple rod ends.

But the rich kid wins because his rod ends are unobtanium vs kid with a $200 budget bought his during the RuffStuff Halloween sale....

I think its a stretch to say the rich kid wins. The poor kid learns to be savvy with resource allocation, design function as well as compromise based on materials and real world availability. Education wise each takes important lessons away and in some cases the poor kid learns more about functioning in a cost controlled world.

Yeah it does suck sometimes, but from an education standpoint i think everyone leaves with something important. Besides theres always going to be some yahoo out there throwing more money at it, it doesn't always necessarily make them the best


Edit: for the record i am the poor kid in that scenario. I still have just as much fun as the rich kid

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