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What do i make my blades out of on my mini wind turbine? Answered

MIni wind turbine blades: Hi I am 12 years old and my hobbie is building and electronics. I am making a MINI WIND TURBINE that has to be waterproof. I am making it out of an old wind up torch. Everything is covered apart from the blades. I do not want to spend any money and buy one of the internet and i cannot really use metal because it is a mini wind turbine. I live in england and i do not have a local hobbie shop near me so any ideas will be apreciated. (if thats how you spell it)

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rickharris
rickharris

9 years ago

OR you could cut up a milk carton (plastic) and form blades out of that fixed into a wooden hub by cutting a slot in the hub and putting a screw through to hold the plastic blade.

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 9 years ago

Or you could use a square of plastic milk carton to make a pin wheel type blade.

Like these

https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1920&bih=960&q=pin+wheel&gbv=2&oq=pin+wheel&aq=f&aqi=g-s10&aql=&gs_l=img.3..0i10l10.1904l3418l0l3698l9l9l0l0l0l0l136l1013l3j6l9l0.frgbld.

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Guitarmanandy
Guitarmanandy

Answer 9 years ago

Not really right for my turbine.

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Guitarmanandy
Guitarmanandy

Answer 9 years ago

The milk bottles are wierd shapes

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iPodGuy
iPodGuy

9 years ago

There's an i'ble here that makes turbines from PC fans.

They used I believe it was a shampoo bottle to make some really slick fins. Looked nice and I bet they work well.

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Guitarmanandy
Guitarmanandy

Answer 9 years ago

Yeh but my shampoo bottles are thin plastic and wierdly shaped!

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lizzyastro
lizzyastro

9 years ago

How about a bent wire frame (old coat hanger) covered with light weight fabric (outgrown school shirt) and then painted with gloss paint. There is always a tin of left over paint in the shed or garage :-)

You can be as fussy with the frame/former as you like to get the correct angles for your blades and none of the above should cost you much if anything.

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Guitarmanandy
Guitarmanandy

Answer 9 years ago

That sounds like a great idea! thnx