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Wind-Powered Vehicle Travels Faster Than the Wind

August 3rd, 2010

Rick Cavallaro together with the team from fasterthanthewind.org was able to create a wind-powered vehicle that can travel faster than the wind.

The team carried out the records runs at El Mirage, California. The speed registered by the vehicle was officially recognized by the North American Land Sailing Association.

The vehicle went downwind 2.8 times the wind speed, with the wind speed being 13.5mph.

It is worth mentioning that engineers and researchers managed to achieve such a result using an ultra-lightweight cart, which also had good aerodynamics. » Read more: Wind-Powered Vehicle Travels Faster Than the Wind