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Build #1- VAWT Made from Wood Siding





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Published on Mar 6, 2013

VAWT Made from Wood Siding- v1
This video is about a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) made from mostly wood siding (Cedar). It contains some images from the first attempt (v.5) and video of the second attempt (v1.0).

It's a fun project to take on and make it from whatever is lying around your homestead.
The parts where various materials I used were:
- blades (and struts) from 1 x 8 Bevel cedar siding lumber
- the top and bottom wood circle from a cable spool
- 1 inch outside diameter aluminium shaft
- 1 inch floor flange
- 1 inch x 1-1/2 inch reducing bushing
- 2 Rare earth ring style of magnets (ebay)
- thin vinyl sheet for the blade airfoils
- assorted screws

One of the white airfoils was on the VAWT was damaged slightly when it "moved" by a family member.

Future plans: Brace the struts, upgrade the shaft, create a better mount and somehow add a generator to it. Hopefully with the second tower in the making, I get the chance to test it out.

More pictures found at the Blog

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Music credit: Aces High Kevin MacLeod ( • Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 •


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