The construction contract between FlyStation Japan and construction company Nippo has been signed, and Nippo has begun site work on the plot.
Our partner EVG Group has finally produced the first axial fan: 3.5 metres in diameter with a 400 kilowatt electric motor.
The acceptance tests have surpassed all our expectations. Extremely quiet, solid and efficient – these fans are set to become an essential part of the success of the TT45V1 wind tunnel.
A building permit has been obtained from the Tokyo city authorities.
A tender to select a construction company is now underway.
The first samples of an extruded aluminium profile for the turning vanes have arrived from one of the biggest extrusion machines in the world.
The samples look very impressive. Our engineers are checking their dimensions for any deviations and will provide the manufacturer with precise instructions on how to adjust the production process, if needed.
The plot to be used for the construction of WindTunnel Flystation Japan has been successfully purchased. The site offers excellent transport links for clients – it is five minutes by car from the Tokyo Ring Road (Gaikan) or a ten-minute walk from the JR station. The largest shopping centre in Japan, Koshigaya Lake Town, is located near the site.
Construction of wooden plugs for FRP production of the diffusers and contraction section has recently been completed.
Tunnel Technologies engineers, in collaboration with Creaform engineers, conducted a laser inspection of these plugs to detect even the smallest deviations in their shape, which can affect wind tunnel efficiency.
The production facility will finish the plugs according to the inspection reports, in order to achieve the highest possible level of precision.