We built a wind powered vehicle designed to go *directly* downwind - faster than the wind. This is the first run of our first outing. We intended these first "attempts" only as shakeout runs. But we ended up doing better than our ultimate goal of twice windspeed. As a result, we've now set our goal at 3X windspeed.
This is the first run of the two days we spent on the lakebed in Ivanpah, NV.
We've blanked out the audion in places since it wouldn't be responsible to publish numbers that aren't official. We plan to make a well instrumented official run before the officials of the North American Land Sailing Association soon. Once that data has been certified we will publish all data.
Missoula has seen gale force winds lately, argh! Riding my bike home on these dark, windy nights has helped me realize that trees move more than our opinions, beliefs, fashions, discriminations, and judgements but still stay firmly rooted. They're REALLY flexible.
Anywho, Canon 20d, around 800 still frames, and shot in the U-District of Missoula.
Song: K/Half Noise
Album: Finally we are no one.