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       Hugh Piggott's WindPower Workshop ...wood blade carving ... and there's a lot more!

               http://www.windmission.dk/workshop/books.html

               SEI workshop pictures:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/6154

       Here's a description of the physics behind converting wind energy into useful energy:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/2510

         Build your own

               http://users.aber.ac.uk/iri/WIND/TECH/WPcourse/index.html

               http://www.bwea.com/fs11-byo.htm

               http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/pdf/77715.pdf

               Pictures of Homebuilt Turbines:

                       http://www.geocities.com/windy4us/detail/Electrical/electrical.html

                        http://www.geocities.com/windy4us/detail/Mechanical/mechanical.html

                       http://www.otherpower.com

               Pictures of a generator rebuild:

                       http://www.greeleynet.com/~cmorrison/WindMachine.html

               How to build a 3 phase PM generator from an old motor frame:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/8939

               Helpful advice from somebody who's been there!

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/9743

               Problems with a Vertical Axis design:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/7149

       Blade design tutorial

               http://www.aber.ac.uk/~iri/WIND/TECH/WPcourse/index.html

               http://www.darcorp.com/DLinstructions/dlDFdemo.htm

               A link to purchasing some blades...they may or may not work for you:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/6148

               A link to blade design software (I believe, using Hugh's calculations):

                       http://www.windstuffnow.com/main

       How fast can a wood blade go (safely)?

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/458

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/459

               Plans for a duplicating machine for wood blades:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/9702

       A little info on blade design:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1112

               there are a lot of links in this message:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/4658

               more on blade design and lift (a perhaps useful link included):

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/4671

               Many more resources here:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/5783

       Here's a tinkerer's method of making blades

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1295

               and pictures:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/2143

       Claus' machine after the storm:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1868

       How to figure out if you can use a PM (Permanent Magnet) motor:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/45

       ...correction:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/46

       a magnet resource (calculation toolkit):

               http://www.magnetsales.com

       calculations regarding magnets:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/8207

       What will this motor do (Hugh Piggott):

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/168

       PMG (Permanent Magnet Generator) issues:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/398

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1047

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1050

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1061

       Testing a motor:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1710

               How the rotor interacts with a PM generator:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/9770

               and a followup:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/9776

       Using an induction generator off-grid:

                           http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1427

               a book:

                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/2162

               HP article:

                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/2163

               useful info:

                        http://www.qsl.net/ns8o/Induction_Generator.html

                       http://home.carolina.rr.com/unclejoe/induction.html

               Bob Pechie's turbine is an induction system:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/4146

               and his motor controller specs are here:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/4149

               and his homemade tilt-up tower link is here:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/4888

 



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