Introduction: DIY: Simple, Efficient Wind Turbine Rotor


in this instructalbe i'm gonna show u how to make a Simple & efficient wind turbine rotor here is the video of it:
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Step 1: The Selection of Materials


i used a 8.5" dia and 3ft. long PVC pipe to make the blades, i used a washing machine base to mount these blades on it!!...

Step 2: Cutting of the PVC Pipe

i divide the pipe in 6 equal parts as shown and cut out 6 blades out of it....

Step 3: Final Shape of the Blades


this is the final out come:

Step 4: Used Nuts and Bolts to Assemble the Rotor


Final step is Using nuts and bolts to assemble the rotor
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Comments

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darkevilapie (author)2014-11-20

might i suggest you angle the blades to have a better pitch.

that way more energy will be cought!

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JadinA2 (author)darkevilapie2016-10-21

Not true, at higher rpm's a lower pitch is more efficient.

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DIYConquerer (author)2014-05-19

Excellent. I made a rotor almost exactly like yours to drive a stepper motor and it works really great. ( considering that I made it all at almost not cost ). You can see mine here:

http://infomultiverse.com/diy/electricity/windpower/diy-wind-generators.php

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ikurniawan2 (author)2014-05-06

very nice

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DJ_Pitachu (author)2013-10-26

Well done. I used to make mine from sheet metal. This appears to be cheaper and much better looking.

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HighFlyingA380 (author)2011-02-27

How do you know where exactly to cut the pipe for the most efficient blades?

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edraq58 (author)2010-08-31

Great presentation and that convince me to make my own wind turbine. Thank you so much.

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The Mak3rs (author)edraq582010-08-31

My pleasure!!... Best of luck for ur project!!!

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randofo (author)2010-08-25

This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work.

Thanks!

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The Mak3rs (author)randofo2010-08-26

hi randofo... I've added the final project images....plz publish it...thanks!!

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