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Posted: 10/01/20 10:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“I can’t imagine having an oil barrel on the roof at highway speeds”

Could be a ‘show stopper’ at bridges and overpasses too - lol

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Posted: 10/01/20 11:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looked like the size of a trashcan...not suitable for roof mounting as shown, but a variation of the design could be incorporated into an RV.


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piano, that is a good point about jet engine turbines -- if you go to that link and look at the video, the turbine assembly looks kind of like the interior of a jet engine. Very interesting design.


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Agreed that it is interesting--but there is no data. 12 volt output....no amps range?


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Looks like a ploy to get 'production' funding on a non viable product to me.
They may make more money selling the data collected from the cookies they just dropped on your computer.


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pigman1 wrote:

Just another perpetual motion machine. You can't make more energy than was in a wind segment no matter how you redirect it, accelerate it, change it. EVERY CHANGE REQUIRES ENERGY SO OUTPUT IS ALWAYS LESS THAN INPUT.

This wind turbine sounds like a 21st Century version of Newman's Energy Machine.
I'm sure it will be just as successful.

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time2roll wrote:

Looks like a ploy to get 'production' funding on a non viable product to me.
They may make more money selling the data collected from the cookies they just dropped on your computer.


Yep.


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Heres another interesting idea for better wind gen.

https://youtu.be/ezxJ0E8tUMY

For use on top of RV youd want something low obviously

https://youtu.be/WlvA99c2xFQ

Plenty of interesting stuff out there just search for Vertical axis wind generator

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