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    Wind Turbine 2 HAWT

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    Last edited by Captainleeward; 11-17-2014 at 12:05 PM.

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    Woww, impressive !
    and what do you power with it ?
    What means HAWT ?

    (imagine if one blade detached, and you were on the way ...)
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    It is a back up system for when its stormy and no solar rays are cumming in it stores electricity in battery's.

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    Thanks capainleeward! I've added your Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine to our Generators category, as well as to your builder page: capainleeward's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Nice! Pic's too small to see the detail on the blade design. What generator/alternator are you using?

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    perhaps this will help..:o)

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    Impressive work captainleeward. That's one big 7-blade unit. What's the output of your turbines?

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    The big bird one puts up to 1 kilowatt the twister about 500 watts. :O)

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    Very nice capainleeward! 1.5 kw of free energy is nothing to sneeze at.

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    Here in San Diego California our weather systems are changing now we are experiencing more windy storms than before so wind is now a good back up system.

    The generator is a washing machine motor from Australia. I purchased it on E-Bay and had to rewire it for 12v dc operation. The blades are store bought but i modified them for lighter winds.
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