Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wind powered car moves faster than the wind


Built by Rick Cavallaro and his friend, this wind-powered vehicle outruns the wind. In a test carried out last week, the car hit a top speed 2.86 times faster than the wind. Wind powered car with a 17-foot-tall propeller is basically an unusual...

wind powered car


Built by Rick Cavallaro and his friend, this wind-powered vehicle outruns the wind. In a test carried out last week, the car hit a top speed 2.86 times faster than the wind. Wind powered car with a 17-foot-tall propeller is basically an unusual contraption with an aerodynamic foam chassis attached to a wind turbine. Using wind as an external power source, the car’s propeller produces enough thrust to push the car’s wheels beyond the speed of the wind. The team took almost a year in designing a transmission system that could transfer power from the wheels to the propeller. And to ensure there is no paucity of funds in the mission, Google and Joby Energy provided the necessary funding to build the vehicle with San Jose State University aerodynamics department.



Via: Popsci / Fasterthanthewind




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