Mechanics - Super Fan Cart
Super Fan Cart provides a constant force and is rechargeable and programmable.
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WHAT TO CONSIDER
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Vector forces, Newton’s Laws and even aerodynamics are all easily investigated with PASCO’s new Super Fan Cart.
Rotating the fan angle through 180 degrees allows for a qualitative and quantitative investigation of vector forces. And the ability to program the fan to pulse for a specific time aids in explaining both Newton’s 1st and 2nd Laws as students will observe that the cart only accelerates when the force is applied. You can even vary the speed of the fan or add mass to the cart.
The removable sail is great for Newton’s 3rd Law demonstrations as in one orientation it will not move. However, in the opposite orientation the curved sail forces the air backwards and creates thrust - a great demonstration of aeronautic principles.
Rugged with a rechargeable battery and useful for exploring a number of physics principles, you’ll find yourself reaching for the Super Fan Cart over and over again.
Adjust thrust angle to teach about vector forces: Fan turns through 180°
Vary the Mass without changing the Force: Accessory Mass Tray for ME-6755 Compact Masses
Pulse Duration: Program fan to be pulsed on for specific time to demonstrate acceleration only occurs when a force is applied. Includes time delay and auto-repeat option.
Adjustable Fan Speed: Apply different forces using three standard settings or the continuously variable setting. Regulated power supply gives constant thrust even as the battery discharges.
Rechargeable Battery: Lithium-Polymer battery runs fan continuously on medium thrust for about 1.5 hour. Recharges in about 1 hour.
The Net Force is Zero: Removable sail can be used two ways: When positioned as shown, the sail cancels the forward air flow and there is no thrust. If the sail is reversed, its curved shape reflects the air backwards, causing the cart to move in the opposite direction.
Retractable Wheels with low friction ball bearings
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