DIY: Simple, Efficient Wind Turbine Rotor

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Intro: DIY: Simple, Efficient Wind Turbine Rotor


in this instructalbe i'm gonna show u how to make a Simple & efficient wind turbine rotor here is the video of it:
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Step 1: The Selection of Materials


i used a 8.5" dia and 3ft. long PVC pipe to make the blades, i used a washing machine base to mount these blades on it!!...

Step 2: Cutting of the PVC Pipe

i divide the pipe in 6 equal parts as shown and cut out 6 blades out of it....

Step 3: Final Shape of the Blades


this is the final out come:

Step 4: Used Nuts and Bolts to Assemble the Rotor


Final step is Using nuts and bolts to assemble the rotor
For more updates visit my blog at: http://engineerlhr.blogspot.com/

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    JadinA2darkevilapie

    Reply 1 year ago

    Not true, at higher rpm's a lower pitch is more efficient.

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    DIYConquerer

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Excellent. I made a rotor almost exactly like yours to drive a stepper motor and it works really great. ( considering that I made it all at almost not cost ). You can see mine here:

    http://infomultiverse.com/diy/electricity/windpower/diy-wind-generators.php

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    DJ_Pitachu

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Well done. I used to make mine from sheet metal. This appears to be cheaper and much better looking.

    How do you know where exactly to cut the pipe for the most efficient blades?

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    edraq58

    8 years ago on Step 4

    Great presentation and that convince me to make my own wind turbine. Thank you so much.

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    randofo

    8 years ago

    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work.

    Thanks!

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