jamaican built wind turbine

Discussion in 'Post Your Photos' started by roger, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. roger

    roger WindyNation Engineer

  2. PierDrop

    PierDrop WindyNation Engineer

    Roger,

    I like it!

    Where did you buy that 2:1 gear? And what kind of power do you get in 10 mph and 15 mph wind? Thanks - PD
     
  3. roger

    roger WindyNation Engineer

    i actually made the 2:1 gear from an old bicycle. i used the shaft and bearing assembly from the pedals. removed the pedals. the shaft is 5/8" with a flat spot for the set screws which is perfect for the 5/8" arbor sold here. used a 36 tooth sprocket for the blades and a 18 tooth sprocket for the motor. the next time i take down the wind turbine, i plan to use a smaller sprocket on the motor maybe 14 or 12 tooth to get more rpm.

    started to build my next wind turbine with a bigger motor and the new windgrabber blades. i'll post a video when i am done.
     

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