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Wind Turbine Testimonials
Hornet wind turbine testimonial - 9-23-2003
I am one very happy owner of your HT 2 wind
turbine. It flew through the hurricane Isabel flawlessly, as
did the SEA charge controller. This was the first opportunity
I have had to see it work in high wind conditions. I have only praise
for the design, function, and durability. It is a very quiet
turbine, a barely audible whispering hiss could be heard while
standing at the base of the mast and had no detectable vibration
of any kind. I do not have any testing equipment to give you
technical data. I did wire in an indicator to let me know when
the dump load was being powered. The turbine is on the short
mast as you have advised, with the 6 blade prop, wired into a
12 V DC battery bank, using the SEA charge controller per your
diagram. A no frills, basic, stock setup. The indicator went
off and on as the batteries were discharged and replenished.
This is a very neighbor friendly wind turbine,
its near silent operation makes it unobtrusive, I painted the
blade tips yellow, as is the body, hub and tail, making it resemble
a giant sunflower. Considering zoning limits, I classify it as
a lawn ornament. My concerns of neighbor complaints were needless,
all of them frequently stop by, look and marvel, waiting for
a breeze to start it turning and ask endless questions about
I live just across the river from Washington,
DC. The hurricane here was bad, but could have been much worse.
They say a million people are without power throughout the region
and likely will be for days. I am enjoying adequate power needs
for my home. I have loaned out my portable and backup generators.
I want to take this opportunity to thank
you all for the service and courtesy I have experienced in the
email and telephone communications, and mostly for the first
class product you make. I wish now I had two of them. I am sure
in the near future I will be sending for another.
One thought I did have would be the use of
two or more battery banks, each connected with the SEA charge
controllers, using battery bank Two as the dump load for the
first, cascading the charging power and finally into a standard
dump load. I do not have the reliable wind for this arrangement
to adequately test but wonder if you have tried or considered
Thank you again.
Falls Church, Virginia
From: Ron Col?????ke <rco?????oke@lloy????????lry.com>
10:51 AM 1-1-2014
Survival of the Philippines
My name is Ro?? ??oke. I purchased three wind turbines for my
home in rural Philippines. I want to share with you
my success with your product. I installed your turbines back
in 2012 and have use them to light my home there. As
you know of the recent Typhoon there in the Philippines, well
your wind turbines
with stood winds of 125 per hour winds plus and provided
a source of light and hope in a hopeless time. Sir after seeing what your product can bring to acountry
like the Philippines moves me to ask you. How can I work closely
with you to bring this product to a market where it is needed.
Looking forward to your thoughts.
Cost of turbine $???
Cost of Battery$200
Cost of pole $25
Cost of POWER IN STORM PRICELESS
Many thanks my friend for designing a great
11 blade Ghost in Norway
KT7 wind turbine
in Northern Germany
Energy garden with two Ghosts in Australia
"My friends are very impressed with
the wind turbines.
You will see that the paint colour is
as per your recommendation. I've also used 6 gauge welding cable
(positive and negative) and the control will be as you prescribed"
I just wanted to touch base with you again. We are getting
ready to add
wind turbines and I am modifying an old junker to run on both
biodiesel or electric.... May have motor questions on this later.
Our home is moving slowly as I was seriously injured last
unable to work a regular job any longer.
I thought of you because I am rebuilding our entire electric
except for the turbines and panels. You recommended AIMS inverters
and we will buy these as well as distribute them here. I also
and found reconditioned forklift batteries, all due to your web
I look forward to continued business with you and will
continue to refer
everyone to you when possible.
Thanks for all your help!
Alpine, TX 79830 (1-15-2012)
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:25:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: George Sta???? <email@example.com>
First I want to thank you for the pma 120
and the 10 blade it charge up a battery that was very
low in about 18 hours with very low wind.
My question on the sea 440 is the 12v system hook up the way
to hook it up to dump if battery
are full or should it be hookup the way it shows in the dump
mode. It showes fuse on both sides
of the load which is right. and is there a + or - side of the
relay.On 12v system it looks like bottom
is plus and top is minus. The dump mode I don't know which is
plus or minus.
Thanks for your help and thanks for good product - can't wait
to set up another 120 system
I just want to brag about your blades and PMA, I live
here on a mountain top in Idaho, and had freezing temps. Then
came the high winds, the 12 volt
PMA maxed out over 75 volts and the blades held together with
wind gusts over 50 MPH. What a great product. I just need a controller
smoke with these high wind surges, what do you recommend?
Hey qaz , yes I have a set of your 28" blades
which is why I have purchased more from you. I have spent the
last year doing R&D in my spare time on various products
from you and many other companies on line for small wind and
solar. I have a full time electrical company so my time is limited
to the winter months. Please understand that I am in no way trying
to infringe on your products or your business and the few sales
that I would do in the winter time would not even compare to
the volume you do. With that being said I hope we can keep the
communication between us now that I have your attention. The
29" blades that I purchased from the seller "hi_iq"
are: thinner and have a reverse blade tip pitched back the opposite
to the base hoping to get the blade to yield away from the tower
in higher winds but in fact interferes with the performance of
the blade. With your blades my machine starts at 9 mph and quickly
speeds up to a blur, with hi_iq's blades on my machine it doesn't
start to spin until 14 mph and just sort of "lolly gags
around" giving me no charge. I am using 10si Delco remy
alternators completely stripped and rebuit from scratch with
1" x 2" N50 magnets in my core which gives me huge
power potential but serious cogging issues for the blades to
overcome. My resources are limited and am still looking for a
cheap supplier of special would stators as I don"t have
a stator winder and angling my magnets to overcome the cogging
like yours is not an option with those big magnets jammed in
that little PMA. On another note I think you need to have a discussion
with the sellers that are using your pics of wind turbines to
sell theirs, I have noticed you have built up a good rep it would
be a shame to let other sellers destroy it by using your famous
pics. Anyway I could ramble all night, I have included a pic
of my machine, if you have any questions about anything contact
me and I hope to do a lot of business with you in the near future.
Love these blades you were right, wow can
they turn on, im getting up to 40
volts out of my indiana general dv pm motor,there scarey sometimes,
putting it on youtube for all to see, thanks again
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Farley Inglis [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Good afternoon Bob!
The Hornet I purchased is finally up & flying. I had concerns
with my neighbors regarding the visual aspect & possible
noise if and when the wind decides to blow over our area.
I recall describing my plans for the Hornet's ultimate use in
the Black Rock desert and eventually the windy mountain region
of Costa Rica.
At the moment it's being tested with a portable DC/AC power center.
On the first day of operation, two of our neighbors came over
( one of which I was certain would complain ) had nothing but
praise to share, as well some obvious envy! Others stopped by
to ask how well it produces power and what the costs were to
convert to AC. I'm very pleased with not only your easy build/install
instructions, but the true rugged nature of your design. Plus,
it's much quieter than I anticipated.
Thanks for providing such a great RE product line.
Custom - Spinning very fast with lots of extra torque to spare!
blade Hornet spinning very quickly in only a light breeze.
My Hornet wind turbine
loves those stormy winter wind days that we get up here weekly
during this time of year. Once it starts blowing it lasts for
several days. Winds are blowing at 110 MPH right now while I'm
writing you this letter. My HT12SC is taking it in stride but
my pole is deflecting backwards about 2 feet in between gusts so I am going
to add guy wires as soon as the weather settles down some. My
highest current reading was 120 amps going to my 12 volt configured
L16 / 14x battery bank. The Hornet is just making far to much
power for my controller to handle so I will have to disconnect
for now. Battery is reading 15V+ so the small 50 amp controller
just can't keep up with the amperage dump needed. My 1200 Watt
electric heater was running all night long on my power inverter
too. Still reading 15+ volts, way to high. It did give me a great
idea for heating my whole home and not using any propane during
my wind storms. Do you make any 5000 Watt diversion loads? People
in my wind area would buy them.
I have owned at least
one each of every popular wind turbine made in the past 8 years.
They are all destroyed now. What really surprises me most is
that your Hornet actually keeps making power during these tremendous
wind storms. Maybe you have found the secret to survivability
in your tough little design here. Since it stays ice free while
spinning it can't load up. Even when we had bad Ice-Storms the
Hornet blades were still spinning nice and clean. In the final
analysis it was the high wind speed protection designs of all
my other broken wind turbines that ironically was the major factor
to their own demise. Ice and snow combined with wicked winds
brought all my other wind turbines down in the end. I think you've
got a really smart concept going here in your Hornet design.
Keep it spinning all the time no matter what. It reminds me of
the spinning glass windows they use on Arctic ice breaker ships.
Spinning glass works extremely well. The rest of the ship can
be an icy mess but that little piece of spinning glass is always
clean no matter how bad things get.
Please send me two more
HT12SC units. Send me a Paypal bill to David????????42@Gmail.???
Many thanks Qaz for all
Re: Item #6002150843 - Notification of an Instant Payment Received
fro mau2 (email@example.com)
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 01:13:34 GMT
From: "GWisWatching" <gelatinous@????.com>
My wife and I liked the first "slow"
generator so much we wanted another one for the top of my ham
radio tower. If you could please be sure to send the tracking
number like last time. It helped since my wife was home that
day to receive the package.
The first generator is up and flying
at about 50 feet and it does live up to your description.
Subject: Hello, again, from Minnesota
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 11:43:49 -0500
From:"Pfeifer, Eric A., M.D." <Pfeifer.Erifirstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My hornet went up on 16 September 2004
and has not been taken down since.
It has survived 60 mph gusts, a cold
winter, snow, ice and sun,