Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 14:49:20 -0500

Author: Sam Sampere

Subject: Re: Air Track


You might want to try out the Pasco 2.2 m track along with the cars (magnetic,
velcro, spring loaded plunger) that go with them. This setup is much quieter
and simpler that any air track.


Clifford Chen wrote:

> Tappers,
> I'm seeking advices about the air track.
> Our physics lab is using 8 sets 1.6 meter air tracks made by Ealing for
> about 30 years. Now we got $9,000 to replace them. I'm considering the
> PASCO 2 meter air track with all it's accessories. The PASCO stuff are
> somewhat different with the Ealing's, e.g. it use rubber band instead of
> metal band as the bumper at the end of the glider, it use the ball bearing
> pulley instead of the air pulley at the end of the air track etc.
> I'd appreciate someone has used the PASCO air track to share their
> experiences about the product. Is it a good choice to buy it? Any better
> bet? Is the old Ealing still available?
> Thanks in advance.
> Cliff Chen
> Occidental College