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06-05-2009 03:03 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Josh Moen

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I'm all for it when it comes to being green - but when they put a huge wind turbine a couple of hundred feet off of our feild, that sucks! Any of you had this happen at your feilds?

Thanks,

Josh Moen
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06-05-2009 03:24 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Mike Bilyk

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thats awesome!

id love to have that inthe background of my flying field

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06-05-2009 03:45 PM  9 years agoPost 3
cbflys

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Look at it as a really expensive wind sock!

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06-05-2009 03:54 PM  9 years agoPost 4
mullinspsm

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Keystone Heights, Florida

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The trick is to fly between the blades without hitting them, like a giant 3D game of putt putt golf.

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06-05-2009 04:00 PM  9 years agoPost 5
VooDooX

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lol don't give anyone any ideas.. it will probably be done by someone at that field as those blades do spin slow enough to make it... i can see the news now RC helicopter ruins wind turbine hundreds without power... lol

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06-05-2009 04:12 PM  9 years agoPost 6
buzzsaw

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Dude,run you a power cord from there and you have electricity at your feildHeck Yea!!lol!

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06-05-2009 04:27 PM  9 years agoPost 7
RayoVac

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I have to agree with the others. Although it makes for an obstacle to keep clear of when you are flying, how cool is that thing???

Given the world we live in, we could have way bigger problems then someone investing a few hundred grand on a Green Power source that competes for air space in our flying field.

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06-05-2009 04:40 PM  9 years agoPost 8
TOSH

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Not that close but we have eight in the next field.

Flybars. Who needs `em.

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06-05-2009 04:45 PM  9 years agoPost 9
LaurenceGough

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I think they look awesome myself. Wish there was more around, can't really get much greener. That along with solar/wave power.

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06-05-2009 05:00 PM  9 years agoPost 10
oneskidshort

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I wonder if they have the V-Bar installed on those......

..........there I was, out of altitude, airspeed, and ideas.......

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06-05-2009 05:10 PM  9 years agoPost 11
30636086

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Tacoma, WA

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I put some tail boom braces all the way to the ground; a horizontal and vertical stabilizers and make it look like a giant lawn-darted heli!(with a 3 bladed rotor)

I dont suffer from mental iIlness, I actually enjoy mine!

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06-05-2009 05:16 PM  9 years agoPost 12
RCHSF

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NC

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I'm all for wind power, they need one every square acre, maybe then we can run our aircondion more.

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06-05-2009 06:14 PM  9 years agoPost 13
DKNguyen

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Oh wow. I didn't realize those propellers were that big. I thought their diameter was the length of one of those blades.

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06-05-2009 06:31 PM  9 years agoPost 14
Dood

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Oh yes, they're big.

There are a bunch of them just in northern Illinois just off I-39 (a little ways north of I-80)

On a clear day you can see them from what seems to be like 30 miles away.

They look so small in pictures.

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06-05-2009 06:40 PM  9 years agoPost 15
Yug

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Watch at YouTube

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06-05-2009 06:50 PM  9 years agoPost 16
concept1

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Youngstown, OH

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honestly, if you ever talked to any engineer designing those things I have yet to find 1 who says they make any sense! and work with companies who build them! buy the time you factor in all the cost maintanence and such yuo really don't get much out of them.
I talked to a guy Monday who's company (Eagle Picher)is contracted to the Gov't to build the Batteries for storing the power from wind generators. they will be building batteries the size of 4 football fields, this doesn't include all the elctronics to monitor and control them, these will be used to harness, hold and convert the power into Usable power. and the problem no one has addresses yet is what the heck to you do in 4-5 years when the batteries are junk! we were joking around but he was very serious that thier will be a huge problem since their is this big push to build these things which don't do much, no one has taken the time to figure future problems. yea the wind tower may be green but not the huge batteries!

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06-05-2009 07:47 PM  9 years agoPost 17
w.pasman

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We have three at the edge of our field. They even caused radio noise on our frequencies. There were no shotdowns on our field but a neearby club having the same wind mills had a few shotdowns and had to close the field for some time. Luckily our frequencies are protected so after a court trial they had to change the mills.

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06-05-2009 08:23 PM  9 years agoPost 18
w.pasman

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Impressive Yug that crashing windmill. Rotates waaay faster than I have ever seen on these large mills (typically 1 to 2 turns per second max).

Also interesting is this one. How can such a huge blade just disappear?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDJpvzoh1Iw&feature=fvw

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06-05-2009 08:26 PM  9 years agoPost 19
raptorheli2

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rip off britain and no changing it

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the largest windfarm in europe is about 1 mile from my club. can see it easily from flying site. awesome sight i have to say but hopefully they stay over the 1 mile away.

cheers


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06-05-2009 09:19 PM  9 years agoPost 20
Micro-Maniac

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That windmill that exploded either malfunctioned or was purposefully sacrificed as a test

Normally the windmill will engage a brake rotate it's blades and lock itself down at a particular rpm/wind speed to protect itself - They don't operate at all in high winds

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