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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.
Originally Posted by Uncwilly View Post
The traditional farm Western windmill can handle high winds well.
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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