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(MIT)   Well, this blows, sorta   (news.mit.edu) divider line
    More: Cool, Wind tunnel, Wright brothers, Aerodynamics, Reynolds number, 1-foot wind tunnel, largest test section, iconic Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel, Fluid dynamics  
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2022-06-08 7:29:45 PM  
An enormous, 80 year old blowing machine describes subby's mom, undoubtedly.
 
2022-06-09 1:28:00 AM  
Mark Drela, interviewed in the article, has created airfoils for the RC sailplane hobby that are exceptionally clean. Selig and Drela made model gliding what it is today.
 
2022-06-09 1:47:44 AM  
FYI: wind tunnels don't blow, they suck.

The fan is downstream of the test section because that results in better air quality.
 
2022-06-09 3:32:46 AM  
Moffett Field in Mountain View Cal was the biggest for a while. Bottom center in pic. Not far from the epic blimp hangar.

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2022-06-09 2:28:25 PM  

phishrace: Moffett Field in Mountain View Cal was the biggest for a while. Bottom center in pic. Not far from the epic blimp hangar.

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Probably still is - I think TFA says this is just the largest one in academia.  NASA and the military or defense contractors would have bigger ones.
 
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