We used some slight improvements but basically just built the 2.4 metre and 1.2 metre diameter machines from the plans. The stator for the bigger machine had a new style of siring exit through the surround that made it easier to place the coils in their final position and fit the lid without disturbing them.
Liam carves a blade.
Bob, Sally, Maidar and Doug assembling the alternator. 3 jacking
screws work nicely.
Mohammed helps Doug keep the front rotor straight during assembly
Jenn cranks up the alternator. Jenn came over from Ontario.
Lee wires up the new style rectifier box.
Blade hub assembly
Maidar and Bruce play with the tail. The blades are now on and
Rob poses for the picture. Maidar checks the tail furling force.
Richard battles on with the smaller turbine.
On to the tower top
Hoisting it up
Jenn records the sweet music of wind energy. We saw 700 watts
output in the turbulent gusts.