Wind Tunnel Testing

Depending on model size and wind speed requirements, wind tunnel models are tested at The University of Kansas (KU) or Wichita State University (WSU). Either a small generator or an electronic brake in combination with a torque sensor is used to measure the power output of the model. When using a generator a resistor box is attached to simulate the load on the generator and to control the RPM. With the different RPM's and the torque a power curve can be constructed.

DARcorporation developed a unique wall correction method to correct the data from the wind tunnel for wall effects. Necessary modifications and changes to the design can then be identified.

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