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This is a wind generator that I built with 2 Ametek 30 Motors. It is still in the experimental stage, with 3 blades on 1 and 4 0n the other. The 4 bla...
I started with two amtek 30 motors, inside 4 inch pvc. Held on by 2 ss hose clamps. I will put on 1 more later. I made the hub out of 3/16 aluminum a...
I made the blades out of PVC pipe and bolted them with 1/4 bolts with a doubler made out of pvc scraps. I weighed all the blades then mounted them and...
This is the frame looking toward where the tail will be. I added a solar yard light to see the blades spin at night. The washer welded above the pivot...
The pivot pipe fits inside a 1 1/4 pipe for the tower. I put some wheel bearing grease in it to let it swing easy.
Up and running. I put it in a 21 foot pipe. The right blade works better than the left. They each have a Diode soldered inline in the battery box area...
These are the new blades that I will put on the next time I take it down. I have already made the hub plates for 4 blade props. I made templates so I ...
The inside of the blades, I glued the doubler plates on then drilled them and painted.
Here it is with a Mickey Mouse bobble head driving. It has held up in a few wind storms with gusts to 60. I don't have a dump load regulator so I ha...
This is one of the motor arbors. I got some heavy duty washers and threw away the 2 that came with it (on the right)
I cut out the aluminum plate with a jig saw and used a cut off bolt in my drill press to sand the edges smooth.
I nailed 2 ea 2x4s to a 2x6 and thru bolted them to the trailer. I welded a short piece of pipe across the bottom and put in a bolt to make it hinge d...
The new blades ready for arbors.
All hooked up to a very simple set up. Each positive wire from the wind mill goes tru a diode (got on Ebay) then an in line fuse,then join together at...
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Posted:Dec 30, 2008
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