Hi all, I have this wind generator
a friend gave to me that I'd like to rebuild
in a different way. I would like some thoughts if it would work and any fresh ideas you might have.
Ok, the 913 spun its blades off in Sandy, I have tested it, it produces voltage and spins quite freely so the bearings are still good. It will cost about 140 bucks to get new blades or this idea I came up with.
I want to turn it up vertical and attach a cone spiral to catch the wind
. Will that be ok on the bearings? Pics down below of the 913 and a model of what I will put on it.
I was thinking an aluminum
plate cut into a circle and thinner aluminum
sheet for the spiral. I suppose I could use a plastic of some type as well, maybe 1/8" thick? Perhaps a 2" pipe for the center that I will rivet the sheets
to. I have a brake so i can just bend a long tab and on the bottom I will cut slits in the tab to allow it to curve.
I think this will be quiet and will catch wind
at any angle.
What do you think?