Monthly Archives: June 2010

Courses in England and nearby

Some course dates in England for imminent courses that I will not be teaching but they are based on my design: V3 are doing the following: Introduction to Building a Wind Turbine -Weekend Course16th – 18th July, Workhouse, Wales How … Continue reading

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Blade hub question

Hercule writes: Hello I’m trying to sketch in CAD the blades for a 3m turbine using your 2009 metric recipe book (I’m enjoying the read so far). For some reason I am getting an overlap of 76mm (see image attached). … Continue reading

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Galvanised disks

I have just received a batch of galvanized disks for making magnet rotors. Some ten 300 mm diameters and a pair of 660 mm for my big windmill. No more rusty magnet rotors! It cost me 64 pence per kg, … Continue reading

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Bike pedal power project at school

Here is a nice video from Delaware about a bike using the axial flux alternator for a school class project.

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Videos of French courses

I have just produced a video of the course in Normandy in April, building a 3.6 metre (12 foot) battery charger and a couple of smaller machines. I was helping Thomas Plassard and Tripalium with this course for CIER Patrick … Continue reading

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Siting of small VAWT turbines in the UK

Factors affecting the success of a wind turbine are :reliability, windspeed, swept area, cost and efficiency. I found a Quiet Revoluiton QR5 turbine at the botanic gardens in Edinburgh and I am checking out these criteria. There is a good … Continue reading

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