18.10.09

array test

The feasibility of the mirror/sail system has been frequently questioned by my professors and peers, and honestly, I've been unsure about it myself for a while now. Here is a variation on the idea that relocates the mirrors to the roof in an array that would focus on a central mast, only when the boat is stationary or not using the sails (they would cast a shadow over the mirrors). I think this works better, plus it looks neat. Thanks Jon and Zack for the help.

2 comments:

Borka Schwarzer said...

looks cool but would you still have a mast filled with water but without mirror/sail on it?

Vaughan Ling said...

only 1 mast would be water filled (central one) also changing to a more traditional rig. I'll have more sketches soon