Well, I’d like to use this decent small permanent magnet Lakota turbine I’ve had for a few years. It’s has about a 5-6 foot windswept area. Weighs 34 lbs for the alternator and blades. Has carbon fiber blades.
https://www.altestore.com/static/datafiles/Others/Lakota%20Manual%20V3%200.pdf I’ve moved to a site with more exposure to wind and less air turbulence. My new location has a fairly tall wooden pole about 30 feet tall only 50 feet away from the battery. Problem is I don’t feel like climbing a pole even if I had spikes and harness. Joint concerns. And then there’s maintenance access to consider, raising and lowering. A idea for fabricating a metal turbine tower pole that tilts up and is supported by clamps to the wood pole comes to mind. Maybe it could click into a latch at the top. And a rope and pulley at the top also to raise and lower the tower? This design would require someone climbing to attach the latch and pulley. I could attach the lower hinge to the wood pole myself.
I suppose the other way is to slide a metal tower pole up the wood pole and clamp it about 2/3 the way up. That’s as far as my ladder will reach. A hinged tower sounds better for installation and maintenance while down at ground level.
Does anyone know of any suitable hardware that is available?. Or will fabricating hardware be required? Thanks
One way you could do it is to put up a pole that is hinged at the ground so you can tilt it up or down with the turbine on it. Place it some distance from the existing wood pole (maybe 10 feet?). Then use your existing pole as a gin pole to raise/lower your turbine pole. That way you'll only have to go up your wood pole one time to rig the pulley and gable/rope, then never have to climb again. And you'll have great mechanical advantage to raise/lower your turbine pole. (Search "gin pole" to see what I mean.)
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