Saturday, April 16, 2011

A vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT)

I've wanted to build one for ages.

I found this nice anodised "Connect-It" aluminium at Bunnings and got to thinking that with some Corflute/Correx fluted plastic you could make some nice wings. I gave it a try.

The reality with these lift kinds of VAWTS are that they are hard to tune precisely if you use flexible material like Corflute. I think I will move to making a simple Horizontal Axis turbine instead. It's a more conventional shape.

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