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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2011, 09:10:56 PM »

Steady on Clockman, you'll attract the attention of the Ladies Curling Team and we shouldn't forget how long it took to calm things down last time that happened  facepalm
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2011, 09:39:30 PM »

Roger !
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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2011, 05:12:33 PM »

I say chaps, Ecogeorge and Eleanor, thou is certainly on the ball.

There's me looking at the coils and windings, never even saw the Australian Hockey lot.

Mladen, err wot, looked at site link, noticed it picked me up as a stranger from France, 'so you have a cunning plan'?

Look out!, Mart (Innuendo Kid) will be here next, me i love coils, just the thought of the magnet passing by gets them all excited.  extrahappy

Sorry clockman, I wasn't paying attention, and I feel I let you down badly.

I promise next time you ask for a double entendre I'll be much quicker to give you one.

As for innuendo and wind, I simply don't know enough about the equipment to comment. But personally, I feel what you choose to strap on and wave in the air in the privacy of your own garden, is your business, and yours alone. So long as it doesn't offer a distraction to any given flight path, I say live and let live.

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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2011, 06:59:32 PM »

Unfortunately, are garden is 8 1/2 acres on the side of the river Touque valley with fantastic views all round.

Excellent for wind.

People come to see my antics. They park at the side of the one track lanes and have their lunch watching the Windturbines going round, (very French). Watch me chasing the sheep and the next door neighbours cattle about with a English teacloth.  hysteria

Messy farmer at the bottom of the valley, "The English man has got his trailer stuck in the field" (translation) "the English man is mad, he is putting a ships anchor on the ground and winching the trailer up the field, damn i can not charge him for getting my tractor out!".

As regards the Planes that fly in the air, (never can tell), the french Air force use our place as a way point and fly Hercules at 500ft and fast jets at 1000ft. I am told that our good old English Scaffolding shows up really well on their radar, and our Turbine Dump loads on PWM mode give off interference. If they get any lower i will toss them a couple of those handgrenades i keep digging up.  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2012, 06:31:48 PM »

I eventually got the burnt joint remade and everything tested O.K.
While the turbine was in pieces I decided to follow Biff's excellent advice and build in a swivelling connection to finally solve my twisting cable problem, which has to be unwound about once a week.
The commutator unit I found on ebay was just the job but unfortunately just a tad too big to get the casing back on so had to cut a hole to accommodate it then fit a small dome to make it watertight. 
Now back up churning away and producing!

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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2012, 07:56:37 PM »

I like your telegraph pole tower, very neat  Grin

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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2012, 09:37:53 PM »

I like your telegraph pole tower, very neat  Grin

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Yes me too, I have a telegraph pole already set up and this seems like a perfect way of giving it some height. I was considering a similar set up but foolishly would have put the hinge at the base  Roll Eyes




It's been up for ten or twelve years and had a Rutland 910 on top until it disintegrated  sh*tfan after the second winter. I never replaced it as the Proven went up but this mast is right next to the new house site so I'm looking at options and following Biff and Ag's  exploits with interest  Wink

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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2012, 10:49:44 PM »

Credit where it is due,it was Billy(the barge) that gave me the idea in the first place.
It is not perfect but it works reasonably well and the hand winch allows me to raise and lower it on my own. Before it was a two man job to raise or lower it safely.

Merkland.
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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2012, 09:04:46 AM »

merkland,

That's a very smart way of doing it. Your Gin pole is permanent.

The only comment i have is that you might consider putting a temp cable /rope at the top of your wooden telegraph/ Gin Pole that goes to a ground anchor when lowering/raising, then there's no worry that the whole lot toppling over.

Off course depends on the weight of your turbine assembly, each one of mine weighs about 45-50kgs. 
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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2012, 09:07:02 AM »

paul,

I love your shooting hide.
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