It's going on 3 years now since dismantling the semi successful wind generator #3.
Now living in central Texas with a constant wind blowing and seeing all of the famous Texas windmills for pumping water scattered all throughout the country side.
I decided I wanted another generator, so I was going to buy a "ready to use" generator from Amazon, but didn't find any that had any good reviews.
There are several of those high dollar "ready to use" generators in the Austin area that have failed and no longer spin.
So 1st off from Amazon.com, I bought a $20 low RPM DC motor, a 10mm spindle adapter for an 8MM shaft and a set of 8MM pillow block bearings.
Dug out of storage all of the "stuff" that I had kept from my previous wind generators and so now it begins.
This latest attempt will be for a more durable and lasting generator, with higher voltage output.
For the design of the windmill and furling mechanism, you'll need to go to my older instructables. I will not cover that in this Instructable.
Also, I'll be letting the images do more of the explaining by putting captions to most of the images per each step