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handofdave
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Windpower on the end of a string
Mar 30, 2009, 14:41
This is a really interesting approach to dealing with some of the limitations of traditional fixed, bladed wind turbines.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/12/magenn_air_roto.php

I have super-8 footage from the late seventies showing a relative of mine flying a kite that uses the exact same design (without the helium). On a moderately windy day it could really torque up pretty good out on the end of that line.

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