• Short Summary

    A WIND TUNNEL USED IN FARNBOROUGH FOR TESTING AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES AND THE ACTION OF NAVY VESSELS UNDER LOAD, TOOK ON A NEW ROLE RECENTLY WHEN THE RESEARCH TEAM FROM THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURAL 'PLANTED' A TREE IN IT.

  • Description

    1.
    LV TREE BLOWING IN GALE.
    0.04

    2.
    SV DITTO.
    0.08

    3.
    LV TREE BLOWING.
    0.11

    4.
    LV DITTO.
    0.14

    5.
    LV TREE BENDS OVER TESTING MODEL AT FARNBOROUGH.
    0.18

    6.
    CU PROPELLOR CAUSES WINDS AND TREE.
    0.21

    7.
    CU TREE AND PROPELLOR TURNS.
    0.24

    8.
    TILT UP.. SHOWING TREE BENDING UNDER TESTS.
    0.32

    9.
    CU MAN AT CONTROLS.
    0.34

    10.
    CU SHOWING INDICATOR MOVING.
    0.37

    11.
    LV TREE BENDS IN GALE TESTING.
    0.40

    12.
    LV MAN LOOKS.
    0.42

    13.
    CU INDICATOR MOVES FAST.
    0.44

    14.
    LV TREE BEING BLOWN DOWN UNDER TEST.
    0.48

    15.
    CU SNAPPED TREE AT BASE PAN TO BRANCHES.
    0.58



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A WIND TUNNEL USED IN FARNBOROUGH FOR TESTING AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES AND THE ACTION OF NAVY VESSELS UNDER LOAD, TOOK ON A NEW ROLE RECENTLY WHEN THE RESEARCH TEAM FROM THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURAL 'PLANTED' A TREE IN IT.

    THE PURPOSE OF THE TESTS IS TO STUDY THE REACTION OF YOUNG TREES TO HEAVY BURSTS AND SUSTAINED GALES OF WIND.

    MUCH DAMAGE IS CAUSED IN EXPOSED PARTS OF BRITAIN EACH YEAR TO YOUNG FRUIT-BEARING TREES, WHOSE CROP IS SOMETIMES COMPLETELY STRIPPED BY THE ACTION OF SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER GALES. NOT MUCH IS KNOWN, HOWEVER, ABOUT THE SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF THIS PROBLEM. IN THIS TUNNEL WIND SPEEDS EQUIVALENT TO NINETY-MILES-AN-HOUR GALES CAN E CREATED AT WILL.

    MANY YOUNG TREES IN BRITAIN'S FORESTS AND ORCHARDS HAVE BEEN SNAPPED THIS WEEK BY THE UNUSUALLY SEVERE GALES SWEEPING BRITAIN - IS HOPED THAT THIS CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE SCIENTISTS AND THE IS AGRICULTURISTS WILL SOON ACT TO THE BENEFIT OF THE BRITISH FARMER AND THE BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6OUTVX8MVJ2EBS3G3PVOS07RL
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OUTVX8MVJ2EBS3G3PVOS07RL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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