This paper presents a class project that can be performed in a junior-level fluid mechanics course. Students gain experience in design and conducting experiments, and in reviewing the relevant technical literature. Experiments were conducted to determine the drag coefficient of a badminton shuttlecock. Two types of testing were conducted: wind tunnel tests of a full-scale model, and drop tests using a high-accuracy radar gun. The drag coefficients calculated from these measurements were then compared to the limited data available in the literature. The range of drag coefficients measured was from 0.55 to 0.65.

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