Drag Tests

Robert and I spent a weekend performing some drag-force tests on a truck’s convex mirror. Mounted to the roof of a car, the mirror pivoted on an arm and the force was measured with an FSR sensor connected to an Arduino. We found that at 60 mph, the mirror alone creates 15 N of drag! We are looking forward to using this testing rig in the future on our final design.

Adam Christensen


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