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Old 2020-08-12, 18:06   #25
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Originally Posted by kladner View Post
It's hard for me to imagine the design parameters for something that could survive and operate there.
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The traditional farm Western windmill can handle high winds well.
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Originally Posted by pinhodecarlos View Post
False, there’s a limit, read about Betz’s law.
My comments were addressing the survival bit, not the power generation at a high speed. Proper construction of a windmill on a derrick type tower as seen in "Old West" movies" is quite stout.
The other 2 designs I mention were designed to be hardy. The capstan style (which I can find a picture of at the moment) is very stout. And if the winds will be too strong, a shield can be rotated around from the leeward side to the windward side, to block the incoming air.
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