Wind turbine construction course at Krug
SARL, Limoux, France, 15-20 November 2004
ASSEMBLY AND TESTING
Olivier fitting the alternator components to the frame. They
went together beautifully.
The tail was slightly larger than the usual, to match the larger blades.
We took it out in the sun, and set off to the airfield to erect the
The controller and batteries. The controller (left) contains
a rectifier, a brake switch and a diversion load controller.
Erecting the gin pole.
Sliding the machine onto the tower top.
Here you can see how the wiring conduit reaches to the connection box
on the tower top. This keeps the wiring simple, tidy and protected.
Jean Seb fits the tail.
Thomas operates the hoist and the machine goes up.
The machine was slow and very quiet. There was a little bit of
wobble due to a warped blade tip.
The test site is an airfield for microlite aircraft above Limoux.
Feedback and discussion after the event.
A lottery was held, and Thomas won the right to take the machine away.
He paid the cost of materials.
This van also runs on vegetable oil.
Scoraig Wind Electric homepage (Hugh Piggott)