You're not the first to do this..
On his next trip down there he turns
the blades around.
Notice the view that Kurt and his family have there. Now
that is what I call beautiful !!!
Comments from Kurt after the rotor was turned
Attached are new photos of my
windmill with the rotor facing the right direction. When I
put it up it was like firing up a Cessna. I got 50 open
volts out of my Ametek 40 right away. With the rotor
backwards I only saw about 18 open volts.
Naturally the Cessna comment
made me wonder if he was hearing noise off of an MM series
rotor so I immediately inquired:
Are you saying the rotor was noisy?????
No. You could definitely
hear it but it was not what I would call noisy. When it
was turned around backwards it was nearly silent. The
change in noise (and power) was noticeable. When I said
Cessna I was referring to wind movement noise not engine
type noise. To put the noise in context you need to
know that I park my camper and sleep about 20 feet away
from it so I do not foresee it being a bother. The
other thing is it was more of a constant white noise
than a periodic type noise (woo woo woo) I have heard
from other blades.
Remember, I get a ton of
wind and with all the wind moving through those blades
it makes some noise. I have attached a short video of
what a windy day looks like. Everyone was forced in
doors this day due to all the sand blowing around. I
will make a video of the blades in action and send it to
you so can see and hear it for yourself.
Some people warned me away
from windmills due to the noise. I have not found it to
be a problem and your rotor is the quietest one I have
seen. Since I am asking you for another set of blades
for a Ametek 72 I built you know I am happy with what I
See the short video of the
wind he is talking about.
Wind at Kurt's place
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