Can you still get 2pack?
There's been a big shift in the paint shop area away from most things toxic, towards water based synthetic paints.
Only exemption I can think of is the one for cellulose paint, but that's only meant to be for classic vehicle use.
Sadly I've not got an autoclave :heehee:
The blades work! Not that I ever doubted them :heehee:
The mass of the two blades when I made them was only 2 grams off - complete fluke that. The centre of mass however was quite a bit off. I spent a bit of time balancing them but they're by no means perfect. This caused huge vibrations.
According to the frequency meter the rotor did over 800rpm at times - that means the tips of the blades were doing over 100mph! I need to be careful... next time I'm going to balance them properly and stiffen the tower up. Might have to use guy wires at full height.
I'll upload a video soon.
Here's the video of the blades working:
As you can see I've not painted them yet. I intend to do so the next time I put the wind turbine up.
I just need to find somewhere to put my 3m diameter variable pitch wind turbine next...not got enough space at home.
Great job Jonathan. Are you going to attach to it some kind of generator? What power output do you expect ??
My bigger wind turbine is similar to the standard 'wheel hub' design. I machined the hub from 120mm steel bar and shaft from 80mm steel bar myself though to get higher accuracy for the magnet rotor disks and keep the weight down, this video shows it in the pictures at the end:
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