Propeller for Homemade Wind Turbine

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Introduction: Propeller for Homemade Wind Turbine

Step 1: PVC Tube

Take a pvc tube with about 10cm diameter and about 50cm length.

Step 2: Cutting in Two

Cut the whole tube into 2 (on the half) so as to take 2 semicircular pieces.

Step 3: Cutting in 4

Cut the 2 semicircular pieces on the half so as to have 4 long semicircular pieces.

Step 4: Cut the Propeller

Now, draw and cut the propeller as you can see on the image.

Step 5: Watch the Blueprint

You can see the draw so as to held yourself for better results.

Step 6: Finishing

In the end, cut a circular piece of wood or steel on where the propeller will be placed. Use screws and some glue to make it stronger.

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    5 Discussions

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    juancito20006
    juancito20006

    Question 1 year ago on Step 4

    Tiene algun plano para poner sobre el tubo cortado en 4 y cortar con este plano para que me salga las helices iguales?

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    JimmysLab
    JimmysLab

    6 years ago

    Yes you are right thank you!

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    ivver
    ivver

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea! And, about neck, you can also heat plastic and mold it so you get flat space for screwing it on shaft, that way you don't have to cut and it will be stronger.

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    JimmysLab
    JimmysLab

    6 years ago

    Yes you are right. Another good idea for reinforcing the whole propeller is to make the blades from aluminum tube. It is very cheap and it will make it very productive.

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    6 years ago on Introduction

    The "neck" of each blade is too weak, you should add a metallic rib to reinforce it.

    A few inches will be enough