sorry about the quality of some of these pictures - the light was
very poor at times.
OR JUST SCROLL DOWN...
We enjoyed the weather and the sculptures in the yard. It was
alo a good place for blackboard sessions.
Drilling out the magnets disks
We centred each disk carefully by rotating it past a stationary object
before drilling through the holes in the hub flange into the disk.
The alternator mounting bracket being fitted to the yaw bearing
setting the correct offset
stator mounting lugs
tail boom (oops john should have eye protection on)
Neil cutting our the blade taper
on a bands
Fitting the back disk to the blades
Drilling clearance holes through the blades
Cutting out the blade root wedges
Cutting very accurate circles with a router
The magnet-positioning jig
Using the jacking screws to lower the front rotor into place gently
Testing the output from the alternator
There was no wind when we erected the machine unfortunately.
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We did some work on a smaller wind turbine using a
single magnet disk and casting a stator on the end of the tubular shaft.
The coils for the small machine