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Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
Chances are good that wind doesnt go one way on one side of the road, and the other way on the opposite.
What about trying to overtake a car traveling the same direction as you?
    
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post #12 of 37
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Fail concept since it only works on open roads which are sparse here in the north.
I wouldn't say the concept is fail, but the implementation is. I wonder if putting a small turbine or two in the front of the car, opposed to the kite, would work.

Edit: Oh my bad, it did have a turbine in addition to the kite.

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Chances are good that wind doesnt go one way on one side of the road, and the other way on the opposite.
The "wind" is created from the car's movement, not the actual wind.
Edited by Futan - 2/18/11 at 10:10am
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post #13 of 37
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The "wind" is created from the car's movement, not the actual wind.
Really? That's amazing!
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post #14 of 37
Problems?

a) can't drive on roads with power poles running parallel to the roadway
b) can't drive on a road with traffic travelling the opposite direction and having a kite too
c) looks stupid...radical few would buy into it.
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post #15 of 37
Can't you also use a hang glider for $0? The kites seem like a cheat...
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i still don't understand why no one uses solar + momentum + hydrogen cell.

so you can't go 267mph like a bugatti. big deal. most highways on this planet are limited speed anyways.
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post #17 of 37
Rip off from the movie Waterworld , that catamaran was sweet...
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I can't imagine what a big rig would do traveling the opposite way LOL. Talk about being stuck on you.. LOL
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i still don't understand why no one uses solar + momentum + hydrogen cell.

so you can't go 267mph like a bugatti. big deal. most highways on this planet are limited speed anyways.
All vehicles use momentum...

Solar power does not provide very much power at all. The return-on-investment considering cost, weight, output, robustness requirement, ect is very high.

Hydrogen cells need hydrogen pumps which need hydrogen truck transportation. There is no hydrogen infrastucture.
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The "wind" is created from the car's movement, not the actual wind.
That reminds me of the time I put both my legs up against the dash of my car and pushed it home from the comfort of my seat.
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