I think you do great work.
I guess I subscribe to the K.I.S. principle though
Would this work just as good and be less work? I'm lazy too. :-)
All components would be mounted to a sheet of plywood to keep them from skidding all over the floor.
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."Thomas A. Edison
Really nice fab job!! I like the colour coordination too; before you start your next build though, give me a heads up and I'll buy some stock. :<)) Just kidding you!!
you'd love this company if they were closer; 80kms from me and I get the odd offcut from them when I need something
I completed the pedal generator. :) It works!!!! Now testing can continue. I need a few days to clean my shop. :(
-- Edited by GoVertical on Friday 24th of May 2013 09:24:27 AM
Lets find renewable solutions to reduce energy cost
photo update, completed the last frame stand. Starting final assembly.
Photo update, I still have to cut spacers and add a additional stand to the PMA center shaft for stability. I hope to have the project complete in a few days. Then I can complete OVP circuit testing.
Do you get these HDPE cutting boards wholesale? I went to buy one and it was $10 for a 8"x12" piece.
I still have to fabricate the frame stand and and add shaft collars to the gears. It's looking like it will work.
I may have to add a brace to keep the gears perpendicular to the PMA shaft.
Hi, I completed the pedal and gear frame assembly. I have to cut more bearing housing and gear hubs, then I can complete assemble to see if it will work.
Hi, the larger blades are adding a lot of drag and has reduced the RPM . I can increase the gear ratio at the transmission and modify the top blades for less drag. The design shows promise when used with a F&P. I just have to find the correct combination of all the parameters.
You sure you don't want to donate that to an art museum? Damn that's nice looking.