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Good experiment, especially given the budget...
If you had a barometer and a thermometer you'd have enough info to solve P=rho*R*T but over the course of your test series it seems unlikely to change much and not enough overall to change the conclusions for different weather.
If you are interested in a condition where drag doesn't matter - one of my longtime online aquaintances was a judge recently at the NASA rover challenge where high school teams build folding 4-wheel offroad HPV's and ride them around Redstone. I can't think of any way that streamlining would help those guys.
Last edited by Darth Lefty; 04-16-14 at 05:29 PM.