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Old 01-29-2008, 05:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NoCO2 View Post
How on earth do you get your vehicle to do faster then the power that is propelling it? I need to do more research on this, very nice post.
the same way that a sail boat can go faster then the wind, and the same way that the tip of a wind turbine can go faster then the speed of sound (was a problem with some exprimental turbines), it works because insted of working as a drage device (cup getting pulled with the wind) it's working as an air foil, simaler to a kite, sail, propeller or wing, they are all air foils.
the book New Electric Vehicle, has a chaptor on an air foil car that is simaler, it has a horse shoe shaped wing.
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