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Old 06-14-2014, 01:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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turbulators

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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
I'd like to see green florescent smoke applied to this:



Less drag than a smooth surface?
In college,I worked for Jimmy Vickers,of Vickers Aviation,west of the airport.Jimmy had a Link Trainer and did instrument training,as well as vintage aircraft restoration.
The 1st time I saw his house,I noticed 2X4s,evenly-spaced, attached to the roofing.This is Lubbock,Texas.
Jimmy said that they were turbulators,to discourage straight-line winds from lifting the asphalt shingles when storm fronts blew in.
Later,I noticed mobile homes with their roofs festooned with old tires which performed the same function.
I've seen geodesic doppler radar enclosures,I suspect that the beautiful dome would hold up well in rough weather.
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