Axis Wind Turbineill
This is by far my
favorite hobby. I love to just watch the wind turbine spin. I started by
building a small drag style vertical axis wind turbine. Unfortunately
it did not perform very well, so I decided to try again but this time
I built a lift style vertical axis wind turbine (MZR-1 pictured left). This one performed
extremely well, beyond what I had ever expected. It spun so fast that
eventually it sheared off the bolt that held it to the main bearing.
This was only a test model and I was able to get performance readings
before it came apart. Now I am building a larger one, the MZR-2!
See my build
diary of the MZR-2
pics for the MZR-2
Want to know how much
power your H-Rotor may make?
Check out the Wind
Turbine Output Power Calculator
drag style vertical axis wind turbine includes images
lift style vertical axis wind turbine (MZR-1) includes images
1 lift style VAWT (MZR-1) - Mounted on garage without generator
2 lift sytle VAWT (MZR-1) - Mounted on garage without generator being battered
by high winds
3 liftstyle VAWT (MZR-1) - Mounted on garage with generator and light bulb