Nope. You can't just use the speed of your passage for energy.
I kinda dig this custom jobAmerican Commute Distance (One Way) Percent
1-5 Miles 29 %
6-10 Miles 22 %
11-15 Miles 17 %
16-20 Miles 10 %
21-25 Miles 7 %
26-30 Miles 5 %
31-35 Miles 3 %
35 + Miles 8 %
Where else but on E-S can you find such practical, down to earth advice and technical tips?
correction: the Wind Explorer, seen in the above video, contains a small wind turbine that was unfolded and setup every night at the rider's camp. The car was built out of a two person Quest velomobile. The riders used the kite, I think pedaling, and also the help of an electric motor that was charged on the wind turbine every night. I understand that they calculated how much power they were expecting to get every night from various stops on their route, and then rode across Australia to prove the point. I think it was 1 engineer and 1 TV host riding together. First pic is of their turbine:
Or e) a big wind turbine on top of the car, which only works if there's enough wind. (And this actually works; strange but true.)parajared wrote: ↑May 22, 2018 4:55 pmyes, but not the way you are thinking... you know with that pesky "conservation of energy" rule and all.
option A) you would compress air into a big super-scuba tank and blast the air into a piston kinda like a gasoline explosion.
option B) you would make a land sail and wind-surf your way around
option C) you would stow a wind turbine and deploy only when parked.
option D) you would drive your windmobile off a cliff. You would "re-generate" more electricity than you use as you plummet to your death.
Hmm... like if you put a Vestas V164 on a Mobile Launcher Platform?Or e) a big wind turbine on top of the car, which only works if there's enough wind. (And this actually works; strange but true.)
Now there's a party truck if I've ever seen one! You could get a band and a full bar on that thing. (And a few jacuzzis, too)
mind blown!Now there's a party truck if I've ever seen one! You could get a band and a full bar on that thing. (And a few jacuzzis, too)
But I was thinking more along the lines of: https://www.kvaser.com/kvaser-sponsors- ... wered-car/