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  1. #1 Flapped Wind Electricity Generator 
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    A Flapped Wind Electricity Generator.



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    The flaps are made of cotton framed with plastic or simular


     

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    oops, forgot, the bottom contains the dynamo generator.
     

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    also user it to direct drive a ship, or car or train.
     

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    or charge the cars battery when your not using it.
     

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    might be able to colape it down and fold it away somewhow.
     

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    What actuates the flappers? How does it adjust to wind shifts? What are the advantages compared to other windmill designs?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    What actuates the flappers? How does it adjust to wind shifts? What are the advantages compared to other windmill designs?
    theres little bars that stop them moving too far so the wind can push them flat again.
    It always spins the same way.
    It's much more powerful than other designs.
     

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    im really looking forward to seeing new sail ship designs, amasing!
     

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    Can you please use the edit button?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagiMaster View Post
    Can you please use the edit button?
    how do you mean?
     

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    im thinking about the use of magnets around the spindle and around the outer spindle to seperate to stop wear. Also do simular to the dynamo to stop wear too.
     

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    going by Melting Points of Metals Chart the hotest metal to melt is tungstan at 3000 dec c. so it might be possible to melt metals using electricity.
     

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    using belts to connect many together and use a mother dynamo to save on the wiring.
     

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    should work under water too!
    Probably more profitable with 80mph winds though.
     

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    use straps on the 3 outside points and it will be stronger physically.
     

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    A physically stronger version:



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    Variation of Savonius drag turbines. In principle it should work well. With three wings it would be self starting. Are the flaps controllable so you can furl them and shut down the turbine in severe weather? My only concern is how fool proof and maintenance free the flaps are; there's a lot of moving pieces in the design. Perhaps look at spoilers at the outside edge to reduce vortex losses.
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    it's hard to say what to do in severe wether, if you stop the turbine, then it could get damaged easy. Or just disconnect and let it spin with the weather and not overload the electricity supply.
    I know the flaps are moving parts but i cant think of a better way to get it to operate with the wind at any angle.

    My idea may be useful here in the uk as we have the river severn with the worlds largest river undercurrents.

    It all can be made cheaply with thin plastic bars, cotton flap panels and metal ring hinges.

    If it's easy to make man made plastics then we should be ok for wear and tear in the future.
     

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    Heres an image of my oil lifting technology:



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    might be able to use a belt not a chain and rollers and not the cog.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffithsuk View Post
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    Thanks, Harold.
     

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    Connect my flapped wind generator to this.

    May be more profitable than a dynamo.
     

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    May be more profitable than a steam turbine.
    Mistake in picture: swap positions of valve B and reed switch B.
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    Magnet passes by reed switch A, valve A closes, valve B opens.
    Once magnet then passes by reed switch B, valve B closes, valve A opens.

    A little complicated to make and you may not see a profit in it because of the electricity needed to close and open the valves, but like a musical recorder, the holes is small so applying pressure is relativly little energy.
    May be profitable, may be not.
    Last edited by griffithsuk; October 8th, 2011 at 06:59 PM.
     

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    I'm going to lock this thread. It has not spurred any discussion and is being used as a personal blog, which is not the purpose of the forum.
     

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