Thursday, January 19, 2012

Arctic Breeze

Well, that took entirely too long.
I started this before Christmas, and just got back to finishing it this evening.

My second entry for the Winter Specific vehicle challenge is nicknamed "Arctic Breeze." Shown here cutting through some fresh powder, this concept is simple but novel as far as I've found. Its essentially a sailing yacht with vertical wind turbines which charge batteries, coupled with an electrically driven tread. I toyed with the idea of mechanically connecting the turbines to the tread but then I realized that this is the Twenty-First Century! Indeed, it's a stark departure from the SnowJet when it comes to brashness, but the idea of a frozen lake-yacht is common between the two. I think the Arctic Breeze would have fairer sailing from a crosswind rather than a headwind, it'd be much like a conventional sailing yacht in that sense. Enjoy!

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