Pattern Shop

This is where the models for the SNR wind tunnel are constructed. Several tools are available for producing aerofoil sections and three-dimensional wings. Select your required tool below. If you haven't got a key to access the machines then please see Doug in the Admin Office.
Tool #1 :
NACA MILL 1
naca45-1-300x220 This is the old NACA section milling machine. It cuts two dimensional section profiles based on the 4 or 5 digit family of aerofoils. These sections can be used as templates in the construction of three-dimensional wings or as stand alone two-dimensional section models for testing in the tunnel.
Tool #2 :
HAND HELD SANDER and PLANER
Hmmm...seems to be missing These hand tools are for manual construction of aerofoil sections. The section surface co-ordinates must be input manually. Sections of any shape or accuracy can be constructed. These sections can be used as templates in the construction of three-dimensional wings or as stand alone two-dimensional section models for testing in the tunnel.
Could the student who borrowed these tools please return them ASAP.
Delivery Dock A:
SUPPLY YOUR OWN AEROFOIL
deliver You can supply your own aerofoil section. The section surface co-ordinates should follow the same convention as is used in the output from the old NACA milling machine.
Delivery Dock B:
SUPPLY A UIUC AEROFOIL
deliverb You can supply an aerofoil section from the UIUC database. The section surface co-ordinates should follow the same convention as is used in downloads from the UIUC site.
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