Just signed up, hi all, this is the latest, most recent activity Ive seen while lurking savonius type systems. Im curious too. But have dial up.
Hillbilly, hey, I thought you were in Arkansas at first, I guess all you guys are in the UK? Im in Texas.
Do any of the sites youre using for these savonius have issues with icing? Couple weeks back I was in the Abilene area and had a chunk of ice hit the ground next to me, whew, rim ice off a power line from a few meters up... Im sure the big boys out there use heated leading edges or something, not sure what a good idea for this issue would be concerning a savonius. bearings and balncing issues are big questions for me.
But the savonius is my choice, deal with the contraption flat footed, no tower. good low end tourque. would lend itself well to compressing air. Hillbillys coment about the RPM fear factor too, Im chicken as well. Five foot unit, that is of some consiquence, could take you for a ride.
My goal for this year is a unit from fifty five gallon drums. Just like gotwind, got the issue of other projects.
Ive booked marked yall and will check back about once a month.