Whirling arm Benjamin Robins
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Scheme for a machine for conducting experiments in aerodynamics and drag [â€˜resistance of the airâ€™]. The mechanismâ€™s drum was spun rapidly by a falling weight which in turn revolved an arm (of 4 feet in length) attached to the conical head of the device. Bodies for testing were attached to this and achieved speeds of several feet per second for brief periods.
- Image reference: RS-11565
- The Royal Society
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