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My first VAWT part 2

Posted by admin on Apr 22nd, 2010
2010
Apr 22

Bottom line – it no workie. The blades are way too small, so I tried adding “extensions” to them, like so:

Admittedly it does work better, although not by much. it seems I’m running into a common problem with the design, going by other tutorial sites I’ve read through. I’m going to continue working on it though and hopefully I will have an easy solution. I’m trying to make it as easy to assemble as possible.

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    […] some people might think a big vawt is an eyesore The one concern I have about this project is my previous attempt and failure. I’m going to do some better testing before I start building this time […]

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    […] not very noticable. This is mainly for my wife’s sake, as she wasn’t exactly fond of my last attempt at a VAWT. I’m also trying to keep the cost as low as possible by reusing items that are on their way […]

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