For centuries, people have used the power of the wind to move ships into the sea. But what if you try to create a land vehicle that can use the wind as a driving force? In doing so, make it so that it can move even against the direction of the wind, that is, anywhere. American engineer Kyle Carstens has developed exactly this concept and even printed his reduced model on a 3D printer.
The experimental model of the car on the wind power was called Defy the Wind ("Challenging the wind"). It is a platform on four wheels, as well as an unusual rotating sail, consisting of four cone bowls. Thanks to this form and the weather vane device, the car is able to easily move even against the direction of the wind. Torque is transmitted by gear to the rear wheels, and the vehicle moves forward. We suggest you watch two short videos demonstrating the work of the model.