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Old 03-12-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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Airspeed indicator for your car

Has anybody tried fitting an airspeed indicator to their car's instrumentation? It would be useful (when comparing its reading to the speedometer reading) for detecting and compensating for headwinds and tailwinds, and would be handy for determining when you were in the proper position while drafting another vehicle.
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Old 03-13-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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I priced then on ebay. I am

I priced then on ebay. I am not shure how to install one.
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Old 03-13-2006, 01:50 PM   #3
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I looked into aneometers

I looked into aneometers awhile ago. I know someone who has used them for the same purpose. The problem is that they wear out relatively quickly. See the link below for more info and keep reading for infor about adding batteries to Pruis.

http://privatenrg.com/PriusBattery.htm#Storm_Chaser.
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The simplest ASI would be

The simplest ASI would be the Hall airspeed indicator used on ultralights. It is an 8" vertical tube with an opening at the bottom facing upwind containing a ball which rises higher with increasing airspeed. They read from 0 to 80 MPH, cost about $20, and are readily available on-line. They are normally mounted on a brace or fairing on the ultralight, but could be mounted on your driver's side mirror, or for a more permanent installation, on your dashboard with a tube running forward through the engine compartment to the front of your grill.
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How do you hook an air speed

How do you hook an air speed indicator up. Do you just hook a hose up to it or what?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Antique-Luscombe-Airspeed-Indicator-by-Aeromarine_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ26439QQitemZ 4621478864QQrdZ1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Piper-Cub-Airspeed-Indicator_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ90977QQitemZ4 620970809QQrdZ1

check out the links. Most have threads on the back for srewing in a hose i guess...
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Re: The simplest ASI would be

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The simplest ASI would be the Hall airspeed indicator used on ultralights. It is an 8" vertical tube with an opening at the bottom facing upwind containing a ball which rises higher with increasing airspeed. They read from 0 to 80 MPH, cost about $20, and are readily available on-line.
Please post a link. For $20, I gotta have one!
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Havent you ever heard of

Havent you ever heard of google? Anyways...

http://mikes.automated-shops.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_main.html?p_catid=37

http://mikes.automated-shops.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_prodid=349&p_catid=37

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Re: Havent you ever heard of

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Havent you ever heard of google? Anyways...

http://mikes.automated-shops.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_main.html?p_catid=37

http://mikes.automated-shops.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_prodid=349&p_catid=37
I would like to see the business end of the expensive one so I can figure out how it would be mounted. I will try an Google for more info.
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It's too bad with something

It's too bad with something like this you can't just swerve around until you find the wind you want behind you and somehow get to your destination anyway.
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Just ordered the 0-80 MPH

Just ordered the 0-80 MPH Airspeed Indicator. I went with the pitot tube type instead of the hall style due to mounting issues.

http://mikes.automated-shops.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_prodid=340&p_catid=37

It should be an interesting gadget to have.
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