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basjoos 03-12-2006 05:00 PM

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.

kickflipjr 03-13-2006 12:34 PM

I priced then on ebay. I am
 
I priced then on ebay. I am not shure how to install one.

krousdb 03-13-2006 12:50 PM

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.

https://privatenrg.com/PriusBattery.htm#Storm_Chaser.

basjoos 03-14-2006 05:16 PM

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.

kickflipjr 03-14-2006 06:58 PM

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?

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

https://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...

krousdb 03-15-2006 01:31 AM

Re: The simplest ASI would be
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by basjoos
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!

kickflipjr 03-15-2006 06:50 AM

Havent you ever heard of
 
Havent you ever heard of google? Anyways...

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

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


krousdb 03-15-2006 07:29 AM

Re: Havent you ever heard of
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kickflipjr
Havent you ever heard of google? Anyways...

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

https://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.

SVOboy 03-15-2006 07:47 AM

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. :)

krousdb 03-16-2006 07:51 AM

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.

https://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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