keep in mind that this one is easier to build than my Savonius.
i kept it very basic.
to build the turbine, you need the following material:
-3 bicycle 29" wheels $5.00
-12 lamminate flooring $20.00 ( .25"x8"x4'.4") <----only for testing.
-Various sizes of screws $7.00
-3" PVC cut in 2 $50.00 or (cardboard tubing for start) <------only for testing
-wood or metal straping for the inside of rims to keep it from twisting apart. $10.00
- mider saw, band saw,...etc "$$alot of money for the tools$$"
THis Turbine is only to present a diffrent idea on how to build one of these turbines
-I have included 2 movies that shows it in cartboard and pvc tubing.
use proper material for builing it permenently.
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Step 1: The wheel
the size is 29" diamater and 1" thick with 36 spoks
the wheel is 5.5lbs.
i am not sure if i am going to use the gear for the generator so lets not make a special placment for that reason.
so all 3 wheel should be the same size and 45.5" in between them.
the top and bottom wheels you need to remove 2 spoks every other 4 spoks
but the middle you need to remove 4spoks and leave 1 and so on.
that is it for the wheels for now, maybe later i need more work on them to brace 3 wheels together.
make sure you grease or oil them for better result.