jakeconway wrote:Actually looks more like a differential air pressure sensor to me.
It is an accelerometer, probably this one:
http://www.bksv.com/Products/Transducer ... 6A001.aspx
Cable is tight atach on the side pod!! So this is quite relevant measurmend
There is about 10cm of loose cable between the connector and the first piece of tape on the endplate. The movement of the cable(s) due to wind at speed is probably of the order of several mm, the resulting flexion will generate parasitic charges and the measured signal will be unusable, or at best very noisy...
These sensors are nice for measuring in a lab, not on the outside of a racecar at 300km/h.
Some info about how to route cables if anyone is interested (though charge accels are anyway not ideal for this particular type of measurement):
They probably had to compose with what they had available on the day to do the measurements, but they will certainly have to repeat them...