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Old 02-24-2011, 06:42 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by MagicHef View Post
-Kites and turbines are different things.

-The turbine is not deployed when the car is moving. Doing so would only lose more energy than was gained, per the 2nd law of thermodynamics.

-The kite is used to pull the car only by the force of the wind, it is not connected to the electric system at all.

-The 20% charge per hour is only when the car is plugged in, that's what "the grid" refers to.
Yeah, I think it's pretty clear that footsteps is under the impression that the kite is the turbine. ...not so much.

The kite has nothing to do with the charging of the battery. It's simply an alternative way of moving the car.
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