The rectangular test section is 7 feet high, 10 feet wide and 12 feet long, fabricated of structural steel lined with marine plywood. The corners have 12 inch fillets which house fluorescent lamps to provide photographic lighting. Cross sectional area of the test section is 68 square feet. Three inch wide vertical venting slots in the side walls at the test section exit maintain near atmospheric static pressure. A top door 8 feet wide by 10 feet long provides easy installation of assembled models while a 34 inch wide by 80 inch high side door aft of the test section allows access for personnel and smaller pieces of equipment. Sixty-five square feet of plate glass and acrylic windows assure adequate visual access to a model photography from many angles.
Scientific - Test Facility, Safari Submissions