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Old 03-21-2016, 03:23 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Just called darko they said :
"A full size pickup is to large for our tunnel as well as A2 wee have the same tunnel. The only tunnel that i know of that is large enoughfor an full size PU is Lockheed Martin in Atlanta Georgia for $3,000 per hour. This is ware GM took their production vehicles for Aero testing until they built their own WindTunnel. Darko test cell is 13'x9' " He asked for pics to do some math and figure out , if we take the wheels / tires off and put it on blocks , if it will fit. He said they have a 5000lbs limits per axel . He estimated 3-4 hr @500usd
Aerohead: if it fits without tires will this negate the reliability of the test?
Freebeard: the accuracy of a creek or stream would not be available the flow speed and volume is constantly changing and would negate any results as a steady speed could not be maintained this is why I was going the route of trying to get a model tested in a water channel where controlled conditions exist. But a good idea

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