posted on Apr, 10 2006 @ 05:32 PM
You could take a hard plastic 4-6 inch thick 32 inch wide flat fan blade, and attach it at the center point on the roof of a compact car or a magnum
At the center point where it attaches to the roof a simple gear or a worm drive set-up would basically turn the fan into a drive shaft.
Like a free spinning pancake-wheel on the roof that would generate at least the same amount of wind velocity or rpm that is passed through while
A small stationary drive shaft through the a vehicles roof driven by a strong ultralight fan blade,
nah, somebody would stick their hand in it and the Consumer Protection Agency would declare the whole concept to be a WMD.
You see anything odd about this picture?
If they wanted to harness the power of wind would they have stacked the "sails" or blades on top of each other? These fans don't function in a
'free spin' mode so I guess they are just geared to move very slowly, because compared to every other prop or turbine blades used throughout the
world these are basically worthless. 15 -18 rpm MAX.
Most women would throw their vibrator away if it moved that slow,or at least change the batteries... but they wouldn't be satisfied with a
dysfunctional tool. And the new & improved ones look identical to the original ones, they just put the new one's right next to the antiques.
But hey, about 60-75% of them DO turn.
Addicted to oil and suffocating ourselves in the fumes, progress is beautiful.