Open Source Wind Turbine 100 kmh Survival Test

Published on Oct 29, 2013
Construction tutorial at: http://solarflower.org/tutorial.php?l…

This is the second test of the super low cost ($20), easy to construct (6 hours for two people) build of the Lenz2 vertical axis design, with the intention being of surviving sustained 100 km/h winds.
I didn’t log and graph the RPMs on this run as I did in the last, as we had an intermittent tail wind which kind of messed up the data.
I’m pretty happy with 105 km, the next step is attaching a car alternator or pump with a chain and getting some usable power off the thing.

Full construction tutorial to be posted to http://solarflower.org when complete (this week hopefully).

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