The 360 is similar to the 250 but provides a test section of greater cross section. It can be bench top mounted, or an optional mobile stand is available.
Air is drawn through the entrance cone into the test section by a variable speed fan. A plastic honeycomb flow straightener with an L:D ratio of 10:1, ensures a laminar air flow through the test section. The entrance cone has a contraction ratio of 12:1, down to a test section measuring 6″ x 6″ x 18″ (152mm x 152mm x 457mm) long. The air velocity through the test section is variable up to 27m/s.
The test section has clear acrylic side walls and top to give a clear observation of the test in progress. The other flow sections are fabricated from 11 gauge steel formed sections.
A range of accessories are available for laboratory demonstrations. A further accessory allows the system to be connected to a user supplied computer and includes an interface card and Labview software.
In addition to the standard airfoil demonstrations and the golf ball demonstration, the larger test section allows a wider range of demonstrations to be undertaken, including a racing car demonstration and airflow patterns around buildings.
The 360 includes a 16 tube manometer bank as standard equipment.