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Old 06-09-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Do-it-yourself wind turbine

Came across this on the RVtravel newsletter.

http://www.rvtechtips.com/2012/05/do...e-free-rv.html
Direct link to Vela Creations Chispito Wind Generator w made from a used tread mill motor, PVC pipe for the blades and a bit of mtal.

Cheap enough that it might be worth messing with if we were to want to spend a week in someplace like Padre Island beaches (the wind on the beach was strong & constant in the winter months when we were in Flour Bluff). I've bookmarked the page. At some point I will copy it down and put it with my other DIY stuff. I have learned that stuff does disappear off the internet.
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Re: Do-it-yourself wind turbine

and i have a commercial treadmill that is going to the scrap.... maybe better save the motor....

you can easily build your own wind turbine with plywood, wiring, epoxy, etc. but its pretty time comsuming. plans for this type have been around for years..

treadmill motor would greatly simplify things.
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