My Smartdrive 2 Stage Savonius VAWT

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It's up and running.

Postby retepsnikrep » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:54 pm

See here for updates.

http://www.thebackshed.com/Windmill/FOR ... D=889&PN=1

Now charging an old car battery.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Rq9N_6j5GjU

Peter
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Two MK1 Honda Insight's. One running 20ah A123 Lithium pack. One 8ah BetterBattery Nimh pack.
One HCH1 Civic Hybrid running 60ah A123 Lithium pack.

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Postby retepsnikrep » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:07 am

Couple more pics :)

Note my VAWT unit makes virtually no noise, and is much quieter than my HAWT Air-X 400W on the adjacent mast

www.solarvan.co.uk/savonius/savonius08.jpg

www.solarvan.co.uk/savonius/savonius09.jpg

It also starts generating in very little wind. Not much I grant you but ;)
Regards Peter

Two MK1 Honda Insight's. One running 20ah A123 Lithium pack. One 8ah BetterBattery Nimh pack.
One HCH1 Civic Hybrid running 60ah A123 Lithium pack.

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Postby qdos » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:33 am

You know if you'd painted the drums blue you could do a TARDIS impersonation :lol:


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