Nov 9, 2004, 11:31 PM
Post #23 of 36
Re: [Bodyflight.Net] No such thing as a Wind Tunnel!
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If you want to bring open air flight simulators into the mix of a semantics thread on wind 'tunnels' then enjoy yourself.
What are you talking about..? I am talking about vwt's!
Actually I was just talking about chocolate, but in this point I was only differentiating between indoor and outdoor (that's where I thought you were going). The outdoor vwt's are even harder to tag with the label 'tunnel'. Of course I'll always bow to you expertise in this issue. Or, you really do mean all the different enclosed tunnels are blowers?.....
Nov 10, 2004, 4:41 AM
Post #25 of 36
Re: [rehmwa] No such thing as a Wind Tunnel!
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I love chocolate, we can talk about that all day long!
I think there could be a better name, in fact we MOSTLY describe them ourselves as body flying facilities. But really, the prop jobbie portables, even they provide a column/tunnel of air.
As I'm sure has been pointed out already: A tunnel can be defined as, A structure, installation, or facility incorporating apparatus to simulate flight conditions in one way or another, specially designed for testing or experimenting with power plants, or with aircraft, rockets, or other aerodynamically designed bodies, engine installations, or models; specifically, a wind tunnel.
More specifically however, I was talking about VWTs that SUCK. Which of course there are very few since the design itself causes instability in the air flow & test section.
No need to bow down.. you can throw money instead.
Current Stats: Operation VWTs World Wide: 8% Suckers 92% Blowers VWTs Currently Under Construction: 75% Suckers 25% Blowers
That will still only takes the sucker category to 26% of total facilities World Wide.