spacephotos.com Home page
DISCOUNT :     Ref T27 : Sky-Watcher 130/900                Ref LX001 : The set of 14 Post Cards                Ref E332 : Aviation Badge                Ref D02 : APOLLO 17 - 34 slides set                Ref D05 : COLUMBIA SPACE SHUTTLE - 27 slides set                Ref T39 : Télescope PERL 114/1000                Ref PP011 : Uranus - Voyager 2                
 Our Picture Library
 Retailers space
 Our products
 Photo Prints
Fisher Space Pen
 Observation Instruments
   Telescopes
   Refractor Telescopes
   Binoculars
   Planetariums
 Posters
NASA Caps
 Slides
 Message to E.T.
 Wall Charts
 Post Cards
 Aviation Badges

 Products listing
 Our favourite links


*****************

 Quick Find
 
Advanced Search
 Newsletter



 
Unsubscribe
 Information
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Contact Us

PageRank
PageRank Actuel
 
Home »  Photo Prints » Aviation-NASA aircrafts-Prototypes » S03627
 
Ref S03627 : 1/48-scale model of an F-18 aircraft in Flow Visualization Facility (FVF)
    



Select in the form below the print format
you would like to order

DIMENSIONS High Definition PRINT BACKLIT*
40 x 60 cm
15.7 x 23.6 inches
23.00 € 20.70 €
125.00 €
50 x 75 cm
19.7 x 29.5 inches
29.90 € 26.91 €
140.00 €
60 x 90 cm
23.6 x 35.4 inches
45.00 € 40.50 €
170.00 €
80 x 120 cm
31.5 x 47.2 inches
75.00 €
220.00 €
100 x 150 cm
39.4 x 59.1 inches
109.00 €
290.00 €

*Backlit is a translucent matter to apply in front of a neon light
Thème : Aviation-NASA aircrafts-Prototypes

Description :

This image shows a plastic 1/48-scale model of an F-18 aircraft inside the ''Water Tunnel'' more formally known as the NASA Dryden Flow Visualization Facility. Water is pumped through the tunnel in the direction of normal airflow over the aircraft; then, colored dyes are pumped through tubes with needle valves. The dyes flow back along the airframe and over the airfoils highlighting their aerodynamic characteristics. The aircraft can also be moved through its pitch axis to observe airflow disruptions while simulating actual flight at high angles of attack. The Water Tunnel at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, became operational in 1983 when Dryden was a Flight Research Facility under the management of the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. As a medium for visualizing fluid flow, water has played a significant role. Its use dates back to Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), the Renaissance Italian engineer, architect, painter, and sculptor. In more recent times, water tunnels have assisted the study of complex flows and flow-field interactions on aircraft shapes that generate strong vortex flows. Flow visualization in water tunnels assists in determining the strength of vortices, their location, and possible methods of controlling them. The design of the Dryden Water Tunnel imitated that of the Northrop Corporation's tunnel in Hawthorne, CA. Called the Flow Visualization Facility, the Dryden tunnel was built to assist researchers in understanding the aerodynamics of aircraft configured in such a way that they create strong vortex flows, particularly at high angles of attack. The tunnel provides results that compare well with data from aircraft in actual flight in another fluid-air. Other uses of the tunnel have included study of how such flight hardware as antennas, probes, pylons, parachutes, and experimental fixtures affect airflow. The facility has also been helpful in finding the best locations for emitting smoke from flight vehicles for flow visualization.


 Customers who bought this product also purchased

Ref S01120 : Space Shuttle lift off

Ref S01843 : A model of a baseline lunar surface roving vehicle and accompanying astronauts on Extravehicular Activity (EVA)

Ref T01541 : Atka Island, Amlia Island, and Aleutian Islands, Alaska, U.S.A. April 1993

Ref SF1005 : Matte Black Bullet Fisher Space Pen with Matching Clip

Ref PLA3 : THE UNIVERSAL SET

Ref D20 : THE BIRTH OF THE STARS - 20 slides set

Ref CV6 : SOLAR MAX MISSION

Ref T70GP : Telescope 130/720
 My account
 Create an account
 My Shopping Cart
Your Shopping Cart is Empty
 Languages        
 Tell A Friend
 
 Specials

Ref ALD01 : The whole set of 16 sets of slides at a very interesting price

174.20 € - 69.00 €
 What's New?

Ref C304 : CELESTRON NEXSTAR 4 GO-TO

999.00 €
 Currencies
 Reviews
 Write a review on this product!
 Bestsellers

Ref T23 : Sky-Watcher 70/900 Eq
250.00 €