Team T.H.R.U.S.T. is in need of the use of a Wind Tunnel to quantify a Proof of Concept design for our robot.
If you know of one, we can use, within driving distance of Huntington, IN, let me know.
speed holes are sexy! just look at all of our previous robots, expecially Roccobot 2k3… it looked like pink swiss cheese! but really, i dont think drilling in holes really affects performace as long as you dont drill holes to the point where theres no metal left!
thats a good question… -flips thru the manual- well… i guess as long as you figure out a way to build a flying/hovering robot that would be **safe and pose no potential threat or harm to anyone on or near the playing field ** it would be okay…
haha… i dont know of any remote control airplane that would be strong enough to pick up a tetra AND fit within the dimensions limits… and if fitting in the invisible box wasnt an issue, airplanes that large usually run off of gasoline or something like that… although that would be pretty cool to try.
How fast does the air need to be traveling for you to collect the data you need?
I built a small scale wind tunnel using a house fan, its max speed is about 20-25 mph. But you probably need something with some more power.