Cortnerj
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need a motor for wind turbine

Postby Cortnerj » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:54 pm

what is a good motor (or should I say generator?) to use with a wind project? student wishes to compare different turbine designs.

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Re: need a motor for wind turbine

Postby mpphlipot » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:50 pm

Science Buddies has a complete description for a project that may have some similarities to what you are doing. Check it out for some possible tips: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... g&from=TSW

In the above project description, it suggests you can get a generator by way of a windmill kit from Amazon.com for about $10.

Here's a project description for building your own generator: http://www.all-science-fair-projects.co ... 8f640.html

And another site that has useful info: http://www.otherpower.com/toymill.html

Good luck. Hope that helps.
Mike

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Re: need a motor for wind turbine

Postby Cortnerj » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:43 am

Thanks that was a big help!!


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