Nose cone

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by murray2paddles, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. timber

    timber WindyNation Engineer

    Maybe you should just put an LED in the middle so it glows ... but it would be a real pain to replace the battery ...
    ... just kidding but it would look very cool at night.
  2. TomT

    TomT WindyNation Engineer

    Wind a coil and glue it to the turbine shaft and put a small neo magnet on the case.
    Then it would light up only when it turns. :D
  3. timber

    timber WindyNation Engineer

    Ya, you could start a whole new trend ... very appropriate around X-mas ... like Rudolf the red nosed windmill. :D
  4. murray2paddles

    murray2paddles WindyNation Engineer

    Hey Timber,

    My pot is brand spankin new right off the shelf for $1.50, no 2nd hand stuff :lol:
    Have some new blades to try real soon so will mount it when I change them.

    You guys have me thinking now, maybe this spring I might mount a small light sensitive solar pannel at the tower top and power up some LEDs
  5. murray2paddles

    murray2paddles WindyNation Engineer

    Well it warmed up to a balmy -24 C so took advantage of the heat wave and put up the nose cone.
    I checked other cones and their shapes so went with the easiest to make.

    So, is this the first Windy turbine with a nose protector or has anyone else taken the step but just did not show us yet ? :ugeek:

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  6. TomT

    TomT WindyNation Engineer

    Looking Good. :D
  7. timber

    timber WindyNation Engineer

    ditto, looks great Murry!
    Looks like it belongs there.

  8. windyguru

    windyguru WindyNation Expert

    Nose cone looks great!

    Weather looks COLD!

    Good job Murray.
  9. leamywind1

    leamywind1 WindyNation Engineer

    WOW GREAT job!! Looks like a finished product now.
  10. bluejay

    bluejay WindyNation Engineer

    It does look nice,,,Did to screw thru the lip or use l brackets to catch the side?
  11. murray2paddles

    murray2paddles WindyNation Engineer

    thanks guys, I used # 6 , by 1 inch stainless steel bolt and went through the lip and drilled through the rotor.

    Next one I will do one of the other types and extend the nose a bit more..
  12. timber

    timber WindyNation Engineer

    ... but, of course, I stand corrected Murray ... looks like a $57.85 nose cone now though!

    ... I'm wondering if there is enough flux using the existing field magnets to induce enough current to light a few LED's.
    Perhaps the simple attachment of a coil rotating with the shaft (with counter-balance) would do the trick.
    May have to give it a try to see. If it works, it would look pretty good in action.

  13. murray2paddles

    murray2paddles WindyNation Engineer

    Wind is calm, two of my turbines were sitting facing me and one had a cone and the other nil !
    Well I would never have thought BUT the one with no cone now looks like it lost a part on the front !
    In my opinion the Windy Nation turbines need to have a cone to have that finished look :D
  14. Minnesota

    Minnesota WindyNation Engineer

    AGREE; it'slike a car with no hubcaps!

    It wout also set the WN further apart from the car PMA crowd as they have to have holes in their hub to keep the PMA cool, so they can't have a nice cone.
  15. windyguru

    windyguru WindyNation Expert

    If only there was 48 hrs in a day!
  16. murray2paddles

    murray2paddles WindyNation Engineer

    Ah poor Windy !
    yah like there is a few hundred of us telling you to do this , why don't you do that !
    Ok, we understand,
    BUT when are you going to have cones ? :lol:

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