Milestone 3: Wind Turbine Structure

After building a virtual, 3D model of my wind turbine, it was time to actually build it! Referring to both the instructable and my 3D rendering, I put the turbine together from the bottom to the top. The base and top structure of the turbine are two acrylic sheets held together by three 4″ standoffs. The sails are aluminum and held in place by two acrylic sail-holders. My main struggle in this step of the project was broken parts. I dropped one of the sail-holders, which broke into three pieces. Some epoxy and aluminum support did the trick, and the sail assembly went smoothly from there on. Here’s a video of the final wind turbine structure:

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