Dear friends of rotational Airborne Wind Energy,
After the last successful test (after all we made 100W before it crashed ) the system is now sufficiently advanced that I feel confident that it might become useful.
Time to start phase two of my evil master plan to save the world with open source airborne wind energy systems:
Enable anybody with sufficient access to time, tools and budget to make their own Rotary Airborne Wind Energy System. For that purpose I have just published all CAD files, the bill of materials and some videos and instructions. All in one convenient place.
Please post any questions or feedback about the system in this thread. It is the official “home” of it now.
If you like the system but don’t have the resources to build your own but still would like to help you can also design/make parts and send them to me to try them out. One example would be a torque limiter to prevent the last crash from happening again. We are limiting torque electronically now but I think it might be a good idea to have a second passive limiter.
I can do many things - but I suck at all of them. If you are an expert in any of the parts of the system and want to help to make that part suck less, let me know.
The best part: I am about to make a second system for Team Tueddelpower Germany. In the process I am more than happy to make any part that you can not make on your own and ship it to you free of charge. All you have to do is send me a PM and let me know which part you need.
So please get of Twitter, Youtube and this awesome forum and into your workshop and build a system that is better than mine. We have a world to safe!