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NASA Ames 80x120 Windtunnel by Scott Telstad

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Scott Telstad Scott Telstad
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0.22 Gigapixels
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Date added
Feb 23, 2010
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Feb 23, 2010
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The largest wind tunnel in the world is at NASA's Ames Research Center. This subsonic tunnel, which can test planes with wing spans of up to 100 feet, is over 1,400 feet long and 180 feet high. It has two test sections: one 80 feet high and 120 feet wide, the other 40 feet high and 80 feet wide. Air is driven through these test sections by six 15-bladed fans. Each fan has a diameter equal to the height of a four-story building. The fans are powered by six 22,500-horsepower motors.


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