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Old 02-26-2021, 05:27 PM   #660 (permalink)
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I'd save time and money by using guy wires on the tower below the turbine blades, and add a fairing to the upper tower that turns with the power head.
What does the tower do? It gets you above the microclimate. What does the hemisphere do? It draws air movement down into the microclimate.

Fuller's Dymaxion House had a rotating fairing, but it only exhausted interior air.


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The blades would probably also benefit from short guy wires. Anyone who has put up a dodgy shelf should be able to appreciate the potential savings.
Not getting that at all. The rotor is wired like a bicycle wheel?
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