In a remote area on Tattoine far from Mos Eisley, they've taken pod racing to a new level. No longer just a small course lap event, they hold an annual cross continent endurance race. Various stations are set throughout the vast deserts for recharging their fuel cells as needed. The competitors will sleep overnight in their pods, often attacked by wild animals or even other racers. Because of the style of the race, pods have evolved accordingly. You have the racers who opt for small super energy efficient pods who can bypass a few recharge stations in a hope to gain time at the risk of the high winds and you have the juggernauts who can brave the storms and carry extra fuel cells on board.
In this environment was born the Desert Nomad. Built to survive the elements, the Desert Nomad has a fully covered cockpit, two large proteen nutrient tanks with enough fluid to sustain a pilot for a month without him getting out of the seat, 2 Ultra Capture Solar panels with automated positioning for best energy generation. It has redundant sensors located at the tip of the engines for long range scanning to best plot the routes, as well as 2 Nova Elite Lights to allow running in the darkest nights. The masterpiece of the design, which has made the Desert Nomad the ruler of the Great Race is the twin folding sails which can be deployed to allow the craft to swiftly cover distance, while using minimal power to hover the craft. This allows the Desert Nomad to keep moving while recharging and avoid the refuel stations others depend on.
The metal tripods are obviously stands and not part of the pod.