8 Feb 2018

Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez speak about aerodynamics at Madrid Fly

The conversation took place within an event organized by Repsol Honda Team (comercial name of Honda Racing Corporation or HRC) at Madrid Fly. The world champions had firstly the oportunity of enjoying their maiden flight at Madrid Fly and later, with the help of a small horizontal wind tunnel assembled for the occasion, explained to the media gathered there the importance of aerodynamics in the performance of their motorbikes. After the event, managers of Repsol spoke with Isaac Prada to better know how KeelWit had worked in the aerodynamic design of the Madrid Fly wind...
18 Jan 2018

Experiences exchange with the aerodynamic team of the Microgravity University Institute “Ignacio Da Riva”

The Microgravity University Institute “Ignacio Da Riva” of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (IDR/UPM) is a center oriented towards investigation activities, development and training in the areas of aerospace science and technology. Inside their facilities there are various wind tunnels of different sizes and types which are used for aerodynamic tests. Firstly, KeelWit’s staff visited the IDR to admire the high degree of finish of their handcrafted wind tunnels for scientific use, as well as their level of sensorization. Later, IDR staff came to Madrid Fly to admire the capabilities and finish achieved by KeelWit Technology in their vertical wind tunnels for Indoor Skydiving, oriented to leisure and sport for public...
8 Sep 2014

Madrid Fly, in which KeelWit Technology is shareholder, gets the building permit needed for immediate construction of a skydiving vertical wind tunnel in Madrid

After more than 2 years trying to clear out all the doubts of Las Rozas de Madrid’s Town Hall concerning the project, due to its novelty and lack of benchmark in Madrid, Madrid Fly, company whose engineering team and partner is KeelWit Technology, obtains all the necessary permits to start building this same week the biggest skydiving arena in Spain. This lapse of time has been devoted to improve the aerodynamic design of the flying area and to optimize the fans’ performance as well as to enhance the cooling system needed for the high-speed circulating air. These sport facilities shall be used both by professional flyers and general public, wanting to experiment without risks the feeling of free flying, floating embedded in a vertical air flow ascending at speeds from 160 to 300 km/h depending on the flyer’s expertise. With a maximum speed of over 300 km/h and room for up to 8 skydivers at the same time, the design and construction of such a facility represents a great challenge for any engineering team. Madrid Fly’s wind tunnel shall become a true benchmark in skydiving world as it has been designed and built step by step focusing on engineering solutions for the design weak points of the competitors’ technology worldwide. In order to do so, KeelWit Technology has worked side by side with Alberto Fuertes, several times world cup champion in many skydiving categories. Alberto has helped launching the majority of the skydiving facilities in Europe in the last 8 years. He shall be running the facility once it is open in 2015, being also a partner of Madrid...
10 Jul 2013

CDTI funds KeelWit to enhance its research into aerodynamics

The Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) is a Public Corporation, belonging to the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, which promotes technological development and innovation by Spanish companies. It is the entity that channels the funding and support applications for national and international R&D&i projects by Spanish companies. The CDTI thus seeks to contribute to improving the technological level of Spanish companies by implementing the following activities: Financial and economic-technical assessment of R&D projects implemented by companies. Managing and promoting Spanish participation in international technological cooperation programs. Encouraging international business technology transfer and support services for technological innovation. Supporting the setting up and consolidating of technology companies. After a thorough analysis of KeelWit’s activities, the CDTI has funded its R&D Project called “DESIGN OF A MODULAR AND MULTIPURPOSE WIND TUNNEL WITH OPTIMIZED ENERGY CONSUMPTION FOR AERODYNAMIC STUDIES” CDTI co-funds the Project together with the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) though its 2007-2013 Operational Project....
1 May 2013

CDTI supports Keelwit Technology through special funding for one of its R&D projects

The Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) supports KeelWit Technology through special funding of its R&D Project “Design and development of a Modular Wind Tunnel with minimum energy consumption and enhanced polyvalence for aerodynamic studies” CDTI is a Public Business Entity, answering to the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, which fosters the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies. It is the entity that channels the funding and support applications for national and international R&D&i projects of Spanish companies. This R&D project is focused in the design of polyvalent wind tunnels with easy module interchange for different size prototype testing, whilst minimizing energy consumption. Learn more in:...
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