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Aug 10, 2008
There are some projects that the average person just wouldn't think of trying and I bet on the top of that list for many would be building your very own wind turbine. Ok, did we lose you? Does this project sound a bit too daunting?

Well, it doesn't have to be. With a little planning and then sticking to that plan with drive and determination you will have your very own wind turbine ready for use in practically no time at all.

If you have decided that you want to learn how to make wind turbines, yet, you do not really know what to do and where you should start, then consider these guidelines. This will be a basic starting off point with which to get this project started.

There are four basic areas that you need to concentrate on in making wind turbines. These are the towers, the batteries, the turbines and the tail and body assembly. There isn't any reason for you to worry about the money you will spend in making wind turbines, since the cost will depend on the number of watt that you want for your turbine.

For you to get started, you need to secure your tools such as the wrenches, saw and the cordless drills. Also you need to make a detailed plan in building your wind turbine. Also you need to secure an area that would serve as your workplace. This room should give you enough space to move around.

It is necessary for you to order a DC motor. This will be your power turbine. The DC motor will serve as the heart of the wind turbine, so it is necessary to get one. Ordering this may take days before it is delivered at your home, so place the order ahead of time. The most difficult part of building a wind turbine is the process of matching blades to the power turbine properly and effectively. However, do not be threatened by this because it will not be very difficult if you properly outlined your plan. If you are aiming for more power production, then you may need to have larger blades and of course larger DC motor.

In making a 1000 watts wind turbine, your blades should be at least 4 feet long, thus the diameter will have a total of 8 feet all in all. This will catch more wind and will create more power. If you are making small machines, it is advisable to use a PVC pipes for the blades. While you are waiting for the DC motor that you have ordered, you can start building your blades it actually takes only one day to be able to complete the blades.

Making a wind turbine is quite challenging. The body of the win turbine can be made out of any durable material available. As soon as the DC motor arrives, you can begin assembling all the parts, put them together and build the win turbine. Isn't quite an interesting idea to produce free electricity?
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John Grant is a the author for a how to site where he is writing articles about how to build a wind turbine.
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