Step 1: Materials and Tools.
- 50mmX75mmX600mm box section steel (for frame)
- Solid or laminated wood suitable for blades.(will get sizes when we get to that step)
- Two smart drive washing machine motors, including bearings and two shafts.
- some plywood or sheet metal for the tail.
- 50mmX5000mm thick walled pipe (for top of tower)
- thick walled pipe with a inside diameter of 50mm and 150mm long for pivot.
- some 20mmX2000mm pipe for tail
- other assorted pieces of small metal for other parts we will get to.
- lots of thick gauge insulated wire (for rewiring stators)
- 50mmX5000mm box section for tower.
- Heavy gauge insulated two core wire to run the power from your wind turbine to where you want the power.
- drill and drill bits
- thicknesser ( i used this for machining parts of the blades but this maybe done by hand.)
- carving tools
- other assorted hand tools.
Step 2: Frame and Tail
The tail is the 200mmX20mm steel pipe welded to a section of pipe with a 30mm inside diameter at a angle of 55 degrees with a gusset for strength, this is the swivel end. The other end has a piece of plywood or sheet metal bolted to it, This needs to be about 700mm square at least.
Step 3: Alternators
to mount the two stators on one shaft the shaft had to be modified the spline has been extended to fit new position of the magnetic rotor this was done by a engineer. the bearing holder is set up so the stator can go on both ends so the second stator was just bolted on the other end.