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Offline CG

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Wind generator via tree 🎄
« on: December 03, 2021, 08:12:55 pm »
See those tall trees swaying in the wind?
You can't get a turbine up that high, but the treetops are. What if you could attach a cable to the top and wind it around a generator shaft on the ground?
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Offline Caleb

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2021, 08:49:51 am »
That would be very stealthy too.

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2021, 08:51:05 am »
Just don't trip over the cables.

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2021, 07:32:22 pm »
Glad it's you  climbing up the tree 😀

Offline CG

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2021, 08:27:55 pm »
I was thinking of shooting it up with a bow and arrow.

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2021, 08:00:43 pm »
If you  had a drone  you could  fly  it up ! plus get the enjoyment of  flying it .

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2021, 08:02:43 pm »
I have one. I bought it 4 years ago, and never took it out of the box.
Isn't that nuts?

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2021, 08:11:45 pm »
I have one too ... with a camera and everything.  But I only flew it once and learned I am not an RC pilot.

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2021, 08:15:50 pm »
I used to have an rc helo and it was hard to fly. I once went straight up , there was no wind at ground level, but when I got up to 100 feet it got blown about 300 feet down the street.
Hoping the drone has more stability.
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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2021, 10:08:32 am »
Hopefully  the  battery is still good

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2021, 10:10:54 am »
You can use fishing  down rigger line  it's strong  and  very  thin ( plastic  coated  stainless  steel)

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2021, 10:32:03 am »
The battery's probably kaput.


I figured shooting up fishing line also. With a large treble hook at the end.
And as the tree sways back and forth, the line wrapped around the alternator shaft oscillates clockwise and counterclockwise. No need for a complete revolution to generate power.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jatp64nrpn46y6i/1638805765072.jpg?dl=0

Charging now.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bveznxrbcsb5jki/img_20211206_115207716_hdr.jpg?dl=0
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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2021, 12:32:55 pm »
Or use the Charlie Brown method and fly a kite near the tree.

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2021, 12:41:55 pm »
When I was in the Navy we used to shoot a fishing line to another ship with a shotgun, then tie the fishing line to a bigger line, then a bigger line etc. This is how we would refuel while underway.

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Re: Wind generator via tree 🎄
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2021, 02:05:38 pm »
Drone charged. It flies good but it only flys for about 2 minutes before needing a recharge. Not enough time to get proficient.