Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: can you make a wind-driven boat/vehicle go faster than the wind 'pushing' it?« on: 18/04/2013 21:39:25 »
Great posts MarkV - thanks
Thanks MarkV, for the detailed clarification and explanations; I have only a simple understanding of the principles, not the details necessary for a clear explanation. Your contribution helped me tooYou're welcome!
If you find high-performance windpowered stuff interesting, check out dynamic soaring:
"As of March 2012, the highest reported speed for radio control dynamic soaring was 498 mph (801 km/h)"
This is achieved using winds of about 50 mph.