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Posted by Jim Wilkins on December 21, 2009, 11:35 am

For really close spacing the rotor diameter is limited to the size of
your metal lathe. Some of the lathe/mill combos have a substantial
diameter capacity like 17" IIRC, and might be available used at a
reasonable price since they are lousy milling machines.


Posted by Curbie on December 21, 2009, 8:45 pm


It seems you're just looking at a pretty standard VAWT, with a wind
funnel for increased speed?


Posted by Michael B on December 21, 2009, 10:24 pm

Yeah, nothing special, really.
Not extra speed, but extra power.

Posted by Curbie on December 22, 2009, 5:14 am


Well to each, his own, I'm more interested in creating useful power,
and to that end, I will take some time to study that magnetic bearing
5kw you posted.

Thanks for the idea.


Posted by Michael B on December 22, 2009, 11:59 am

If you take a couple of 95 pound rated Neodymium
magnets on a center shaft, it will take a considerable
amount of weight to make them get close to each other.
There is a video showing that.
But the problem with magnetic repulsion on a small scale
placed on the outer rim is that it is very difficult to make sure
about the spacing, unless a center shaft keeps wobble to
a minimum.

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