Sunday, June 12, 2011

Now that's a Windtunnel

It may blow air at only 120 mph but it has a cross section of 30ft by 60ft.

It was big enough to test airplanes. Not scale models but the actual aircraft. And it tested lift and drag the old fashioned way, with giant Toledo scales.

It's the Langley Research Center's Full-Scale Tunnel.

And it was built in the 30's.

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