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Old 05-10-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default Interesting way to see your car's aerodynamic properties...

I love love R32's and just came across this video on youtube.....not sure how one would interpret or use the data collected, but I think this idea may have some merit....
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
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Needs more flappy string, less attempted "Top Gear" style cinematography.
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I was kinda hoping for some "before splitter string" and "after splitter string" Could have split screened it for the viewers.
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I was kinda hoping for some "before splitter string" and "after splitter string" Could have split screened it for the viewers.

Exactly! W/out before & after it's useless. I like the idea though. Will be trying it myself if I ever get around to all the projects started but not finished.
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One might consider adding a little more mass to the strings somehow. Might stabilize them more so you can see the bulk movement and not all the small random turbulent vibrations.
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thats how they used to do research on aircraft wings, still use that for an easy demonstration of how the air flows over the wings today.
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I was kinda hoping for some "before splitter string" and "after splitter string" Could have split screened it for the viewers.

He must watch too much mythbusters.; test one hypothesis and consider it busted.
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I read this thread's title as:

Interesting way to see your caT's aerodynamic properties...

I was mildly disappointed when I saw I was mistaken.
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I read this thread's title as:

Interesting way to see your caT's aerodynamic properties...

I was mildly disappointed when I saw I was mistaken.
Trent -

This vid's for you...



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OMG now thats mean...
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:39 PM   #12
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hahahaha....lmao

Is it wrong that I watched that three times?



OP: Valid theory, but like others have said, needs more of a controlled experiment approach to see what has the effect you're looking for.
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I can think of a few experiments I'd like to perform on the cat/ceiling fan guy. Most of them involving similar situations and amusement rides at the fair. I'm thinking 30' in the air and flinging him 40' against a wall is about proportional.
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yeah, if he did it on purpose it's messed up.

Didn't think about that until know as it just looked like a crazy cat antic, but why the **** else would you have a cat toy strung to the fan blade.

I know some people that hate cats, but even they wouldn't set up a camera to document torture baited by play.
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This vid's for you...



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ooohh.....umm.........that's not quite what I had in mind. Ouch, that was a pretty hard hit at the end there.
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you'll need a top-fuel wing to go with that splitter.
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