Wind Generators?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bizy, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. bizy

    bizy New Member

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    Dec 17, 2008
    Marlow, Ok
    Anyone have a homemade wind generator?
    Can you post some pics?
     
  2. Road America

    Road America Member

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    Jan 27, 2009
    Why would you want to generate wind?
    Just kidding
     

  3. Ranger-1

    Ranger-1 New Member

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    Jan 25, 2010
    So. California
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2010
  4. Silencer

    Silencer Well-Known Member

    I was going to get one to save money on my electric bill, but couldn't. I live by the airport and we can't put anything that tall up.

    There are other 'low wind' style fans we can put up, but they're expensive as hell and not even worth the cost.

    Plus, the cost of the windmill is only 1/3 the cost, you know that, right? It could be just 25% of the total cost.
     
  5. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I can generate much wind. Just ask my wife.:eek:;)
    I dont think you want to see a picture though.:eek:
     
  6. bizy

    bizy New Member

    344
    Dec 17, 2008
    Marlow, Ok
    I was doing some research on youtube.com and found bunches of generators only 20' and shorter. Check out these links..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVjGedexBt4&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNlE6u4rPxs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVjGedexBt4&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZFcVT5kb3g&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITXqFe_aG1I&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7uUh8Fq9Kg&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrlC6hvwnl0&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf-yXUHSX7g&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXU-ePLgo40&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2bxgSvDdxI&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXiy1kKnr2c&NR=1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ45G337I6k&feature=related

    I found a generator on ebay.com for $60.50 that is strong enough to recharge a 12 volt battery.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-40-watt-min...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item439d2a71ad

    I thought I might hookup a few of these with a few batteries and use a DC to AC invertor to run a TV or computer. Since our ice storm I thought I might try a few things. I live on top of a hill and on a calm day the air is moving 5 MPH, on an average day it is about 15 MPH.

    I bought instructions on ebay, if any of you are interested I can email you these same instructions..
     
  7. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

    We have politicians for that.
     
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