I Built a Wind Charger for $400!

In 1972, the author designed and built a wind charger system from a combination of new, scavenged, and hand-made parts to provide supplementary power to his home.



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The completed wind charger on location.
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raising the wind charger
Raising the assembled tower, generator, and propeller of the wind charger.
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The Sencenbaugh O2 Powered Delight as seen from the Stouman dome
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The main control panel for Jim Sencenbaugh's rig (actually built for John and O'Malley Stouman) is located on the Stouman dome.
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A view of the windmill showing its relationship to the dome lower down the slope.
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A close view of the fan blade or airfoil assembly .   
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Left: A schematic view of the generator assembly. Right: Illustration of the rotor assembly with propeller, main vane, pilot vane, and spring return.
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