Common Misconception

A common misconception when shopping for wind powered generator; the power rating that the manufacturer claims for that unit, is not the power you’ll enjoy at any wind speed….

NO, no it’s not! I can’t remember how many times I’ve had a conversation about this. I guess some folks just don’t pay enough attention to the details in the product description of a PMA they plan to buy. Below is a typical email conversation I had with a potential customer.
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Demonetized For a Fart

I just put up a video of Dan’s VAWT mounting plate. Unfortunately the video has been demonetized due to content identified as not suitable for most advertisers. I do have to admit, in some circles the word “fart” may be considered foul language. And of course if I was using the word to hurl insults at others, or threatening to fart in your general direction … Read more

Before You Buy a Freedom II PMG

Before you buy a “Missouri Wind and Solar” Freedom II pmg for your vertical axis wind turbine project, you need to watch this video! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel I’ve been recommending the freedom II as the best dual core permanent magnet generator to use with my stealth vawt for a few years now. BUT I can show very little enthusiasm for their … Read more

Stealth VAWT Upgrades

Stealth VAWT Upgrades. Over the last couple years, many people who had watched my ‘Building the Stealth VAWT’ video asked me a question, “How much”? Well, that answer depends on whether you need parts or the whole thing. Unfortunately I haven’t had an accurate answer until now. The first Stealth VAWT was made strictly as a proof of concept experiment. The next two … Read more

Guesstimating in VAWT Design?

A VAWT question arrived in my email. Hello.  I enjoyed your various video’s showing your testing of the different generators and the build of your vawt. I was wondering if you had a way to determine the shape, number and dimensions of the blades for your vawt, or if you made it by “guesstimating”? The FREEDOM pmg’s look to be a good choice … Read more

Go Fishing or Read About It

Go Fishing Wading through the weeds, blazing a trail to the place no-one else knows. Rolling my canoe behind me on its home made cart to a quiet launch area for a little drift fishing. Carrying three rods rigged three different ways to discover which flavor they’re biting today, and ready to swap-out rigs in a heartbeat. I’ve got my favorite lures in … Read more

Welcome to my Site

Welcome to the little shop in Texas! This little shop website is mainly about my experiments in home power and self reliance. Eventually I hope to offer PDF plans to my projects for purchase and download. I’m hoping the profits from those sales will allow me the money required to buy enough materials to make the parts needed to build a few Stealth … Read more