Sunday, 19 October 2008

Assembly and some Wind Spinning action!

The moment came nearly two weeks ago now when we had everything ready to assemble the blades, alternator and mounting.

Alternator assembled, blades on the front a few more bolts to add.

We had a temporary stand that we used for the societies fair on hand, we mounted the turbine on the stand and table so that it was high enough to let the blades spin. We took the turbine in to the alley behind Suneils garage, there was quite a wind blowing through it acting like a very effective wind tunnel, once we gave the blades a quick spin to start them spinning the wind really got a hold of it, it started spinning really quite fast! A major milestone!

And a video of it spinning:

Wind turbine test 1! from Trystan Lea on Vimeo.