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Old 01-29-2008, 06:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Now why would you be reading books about electric cars Ryland?

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Old 01-29-2008, 06:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This was a neat post. I have to believe that at some point in time their will likely be vehicles which could use the wind speed to enhance their effectiveness. It would certainly be possible for a controller to determine when and what direction of orientation to use, to extend or retract some type of wind device, similar to the fixed symmetry wings which are used here.

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Now why would you be reading books about electric cars Ryland?
Because we have a whole shelf of them? ok ok, I'll take the hint, I have a new toy, I'll start a page for it soon.
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:56 AM   #14 (permalink)
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OK, this post was also eaten in the great Digg server crash. I had posted a link to a not very practical (or stable looking) sail-powered trike.

Reposting...

PTEROSAIL VIDEO 2 OF 2



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