Wind Lab

Wind Lab
Wind Lab
Wind Lab
Wind Lab
Wind Lab
Wind Lab
Wind Lab
Wind Lab
Wind Lab
Wind Lab
  • In →
  • AIR,
  • CHILDREN'S MUSEUM,
  • MOVEMENT

Using a variety of body styles, wings, and tails, guests build custom flyers with the Wind Lab exhibit. The building set includes 10 body styles, 22 wing styles in 6 colors, and 6 tail styles in 6 colors. All wings and tails will fit in each body style, however some wings perform better than others depending on the body/wing combinations.

Once a flyer is constructed, the nosecone can be inserted into a magnetic coupler on a stand in front of the wind tunnel blower cowling. A HAPP button on the tabletop will turn the blower on for a set amount of time (One minute works well, but the time can be adjusted by museum staff). While the blower is on the air is pushed through flow straighteners and out the front of the cowling.

Depending on the body and wing combination, the flyers will lift off and either sway side to side and up and down or remain stable in flight. The blower will stop automatically to allow for the next guest to these his or her design.

Exhibit concept designs provided by Gyroscope Inc.




Installed:
2013, The Thinkery, Austin, TX