Sunday, 19 October 2008

The Mounting

The mounting sits on top of the tower, it holds the alternator, blades and tail together and enables the whole assembly to rotate to face the wind.

To make the mounting, the first step was to find some steel. Luckily Engineering had all the steel piping, angle and flat bar that we needed . Next we cut the steel to the correct lengths and prepared for welding. We were very fortunate to have Malcolm an expert welder from the department who welded the parts together for us:

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