V8 is made from the follwing:
-8 x 3"x10' PVC pipe cut to shape as in rendering($9.89 each)(79.12 total)(vanes)
-2 x 2"X1" permanent caps (sewer pipes aisle)($1.99 each)(brackets)
-1 6" bike axle from an old bike (free or few $)(top axle)
-1 5" long male/female adaptor ($7.99)(bottom connection)
-1 9" hard plastic tricycle wheel (free)(center bracket assembly)
-24 .75"x1/8" screws ($1.99)(screws)
-1 Ametek dc motor ($60.00)(generator)
-frame made from 2x4 ($11.00)(frame)
Total of::: $164.08
Goal is to generate 100 watts at 35km/h
So I hope you guys enjoy this one like the ones before it.
Step 1: Vanes
Later, while it was spinning I realized that it was losing air in the middle, so I modded the vanes by adding another section of pvc in the middle. The photos will explain more of what I am saying.
But in future I should have cut the vanes to shape and that will double the cost of the pvc to $75.00.
note: I rendered a drawing for you to see how to cut your vanes (PVC).
I hope I explained it correctly..
And A 1/8" hole is drilled at each side and it is .5" from side and 1" away from bottom.
Again you have to alternate the pvc pipes because of the flange end.
That is it.