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Eldorado

Wind-powered car-carrier ship uses wings

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Eldorado

"The ship will run on wind, but not by using conventional sails. Instead, the Oceanbird will use five 80-foot-tall wings, similar in shape to airplane wings, for propulsion.

"Those huge fins will be able to collapse down like a telescope to 45 feet in order to slip under bridges or when encountering rough seas.

"The plan is for the Oceanbird to be capable of transporting 7,000 cars across the Atlantic in 12 days, a trip that with current internal combustion engines takes seven or eight days.

"The ship will also be equipped with a small motor, probably electric, for navigating harbors and tricky areas."

Full monty at Jalopnik dot com: Link    SSPA: Link

Oceanbird at YouTube (1mins 20secs)

 

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seanjo
4 hours ago, Eldorado said:

"The ship will run on wind, but not by using conventional sails. Instead, the Oceanbird will use five 80-foot-tall wings, similar in shape to airplane wings, for propulsion.

"Those huge fins will be able to collapse down like a telescope to 45 feet in order to slip under bridges or when encountering rough seas.

"The plan is for the Oceanbird to be capable of transporting 7,000 cars across the Atlantic in 12 days, a trip that with current internal combustion engines takes seven or eight days.

"The ship will also be equipped with a small motor, probably electric, for navigating harbors and tricky areas."

Full monty at Jalopnik dot com: Link    SSPA: Link

Oceanbird at YouTube (1mins 20secs)

 

Nothing new, triangular sails use aerodynamics.

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quiXilver

Smart use of old technology.

There may still be some hope...

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