H-Rotor Vertical Axis Wind Turbineill

The MZR-1This 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
See the design pics for the MZR-2

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My drag style vertical axis wind turbine includes images

My lift style vertical axis wind turbine (MZR-1) includes images

Video 1 lift style VAWT (MZR-1) - Mounted on garage without generator

Video 2 lift sytle VAWT (MZR-1) - Mounted on garage without generator being battered by high winds

Video 3 liftstyle VAWT (MZR-1) - Mounted on garage with generator and light bulb load