Having had a dabble with a VAWT I've gone back to a conventional HAWT.
My latest creation is made from two chrome table legs bought years ago from B&Q for £10 each and used on a computer bench before becoming scrap.
The vane is 0.5mm galvanised steel secured by a single bolt. The tube it goes into has a 3mm slot all the way down it and the vane has a 90 degree bend that locks in. ;)
The tube was about 10mm too big for the scaffolding pole so I made "bearings" from empty silicone mastic tubes as described in another thread and secured them with silicone. Looks like it is really going to work.
Waiting for tomorrows wind and then it will be UP! :mrgreen: