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Wind Tunnels for Analyzing CO2 Dragsters

“Most people learn by seeing it and doing it rather than reading about it. I think that’s the biggest driver here – you’re trying to get them engaged in an earlier age.”

– Lyle Roggow, dragster event organizer, Duncan, OK

Taking The Drag Out Of Dragsters

Race car engineers spend millions of hours studying how a body can efficiently move through the fluid we know as air. Your students can experience the same exciting process. Analyzing dragsters in a wind tunnel throughout the construction process will provide amazing insights on body shaping, wheel selection, and more.

Seeing Is Learning

Do those fat rear wheels slow your dragster? Put it in the FLO wind tunnel and find out. Turbulence-generating body features become obvious in this fog-visualization tunnel.

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Get The Foggiest Notion

Upgrade a variable-speed wind tunnel to visualization technology with the Fog Maestro.

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Measuring Drag

Drag is the force that resists the motion of an object through a fluid. The Scout Wind Tunnel provides quick, easy drag measurements for dragsters.

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Wind Tunnel Versatility

Of course you want to test dragsters in wind tunnels, but what if your wind tunnel could also test wings, rockets, and geometric shapes?

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Products

When you are testing several different airfoils in the FLO Visualization Tunnel, having extra servo mounts makes the job a lot easier!

$8.65

Improve your CO2 dragster program with the Scout 2.0, designed to measure frontal drag on CO2 dragsters. This version of the wind tunnel has a modular motor controller for improved performance, a backlit LED display, USB port compatibility, and updated software for current operating systems. The Scout 2.0 also features the following:

  • Built-in instrumentation to produce accurate, repeatable frontal drag measurements
  • Variable speed from 0 to 40 mph
  • Compact frame – just 49" long – that sets up anywhere
  • Ability to accommodate fog-injection systems
  • Scout software that depicts the measurements as colorful graphics that can be printed for analysis or saved and replayed
  • Metal and ABS plastic construction for durability in the classroom
  • Manometer for air speed measurements

 

$1,995.00

Fog machines are valuable flow-visualization tools, and this handheld version is the best we’ve created!

The FLO Fog Generator injects a fog stream into a wind tunnel to test the aerodynamics of objects such as drag racers. It is a cleanable unit that can be easily opened to wipe away residue – plus, it operates without generator tubes.

The FLO Fog Generator was specifically designed to work with our FLO Visualization Tunnel. However, it can be used in various low-speed classroom applications (for instance with COdragsters in the Pitsco AirTech Scout 2.0 wind tunnel at low fan speeds) in which a source of nontoxic fog (in lieu of smoke) can help students see the airflow around objects.

$250.00

Sometimes, aerodynamic concepts can be tricky to teach. The FLO Visualization Tunnel enables you to visually demonstrate aerodynamics with a compact desk-size wind tunnel perfect for classroom use!

Place an object in the wind tunnel and turn it on while directing fog through the tunnel. Watch as the airflow runs across the length of the object, providing a great visual learning experience. Use objects such as airfoils, geometric shapes, model airplanes, and more. A magnetic platform attached to an outside gear enables you to rotate the test objects while the wind tunnel is running. You can also change the wind speed of the tunnel to test different variables.

$1,525.00

When your Fog Maestro isn’t producing a good fog or when its trigger sticks, it is time to clean it. This kit includes the polishing pad and a bottle of denatured alcohol as well as an extra set of generator shims – switch out the dirty shims with clean ones and clean them when you have the time.

$24.50

Thinning fog might be good for drivers, but it’s definitely not good when testing with wind tunnels! When your Fog Maestro needs a refill, this is the solution for the job.

$28.50

This movable table on casters is the perfect home for your wind tunnel. Roll it into the classroom when you need it; roll it out of the way when you don’t. Our sturdy table is 33" high when mounted on its 3" casters. The tabletop measures 24" x 54" and is made from acid-resistant, solid phenolic resin. Table aprons are 2" tall and are constructed from 14-gauge steel for extra strength. End frames are welded, and the corners are fastened with two 3/8-16" flange bolts for a stay-tight fit. Table legs are constructed from 11-gauge, 1-1/2" square tube steel. Assembly required. Note: Wind tunnel sold separately.

$650.00

The Vehicle Platform Sensor and the Stinger Mount Sensor are also available as separate items. If you choose to include just one of them now with your X-Stream Wind Tunnel, you can upgrade your system later.

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