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    Horizonital axis wind turbine (Big Bird)

    This is my home made wind turbine. It uses a washing machine motor as the generator made in Australia.
    This wind turbine can produce up to 1 kilowatt of power when the wind is really blowing.
    It has its own bank of battery's to charge.
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    I saw your solar panel setup first, and now this. So, what percentage is supplied by your alternative power?

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    Hi DIYer The Solar keeps my battery banks charged which i use for my computer, tv, sat, and 12 v lights in the house and garage.
    I also powers my ham station and all my machines. So if there is a grid black out no problem for me!

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    I really like combination setups like yours. Have yet to cobble together my own due to factors like cost and variable weather patterns.

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    Hi DIYer, Well each climate and area of the U.>S.> has different challenges for solar or turbine.
    I like Solar the best low maintenance and cheep. I just hung my panels on the side of the ham shack.

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    Hi Capainleeward,
    Is that a Fisher & Paykel motor? Do you have any plans or source of your design? Thanks very much

    Jim in sunny & Windy South Coast NSW Australia

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    Well Hello Beserkleyboy, Yes that is a fisher & Pakel motor. Do you want all the dementions for the wind tubine? OR I can gie you the photos of the build also. Let me know.
    I talk to a few Australians on my ham radio.


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