FYI - WE SELL AIR-X WIND TURBINES
IF YOU WANT TO BUY SOME !!!!
Testing done at heavy amp loads
The Eagle 6-rotor on the Southwest 403
Factory specs, without Eagle blades.
MANUFACTURER NOTES BELOW
first thing we had to do was to extend the tail since the
62" rotor was trying to fly downwind. The 403/AirX
17mm shaft is the same as the Eagles shaft so everything
bolted up just fine although a few shaft spacers are required
to get the blades away from the PMA housing. The results
were amazing! The blades would simply not stop turning!
Even when there was no perceivable wind in the air the blades
turned at about 100 rpm. Even in seemingly dead calm wind
conditions its was puzzling to ponder why the blades kept
spinning. We can deduct that it was partially due to the
superb bearings Southwest Wind Power uses on their turbines
in combination with our big blades.
When the wind was measurable at about 1.3 MPH the blades
turned at about 300 rpm! There is not a lot of wattage in
1.3 MPH winds but it was still an impressive display of
A. At wind speeds between 2 and 14 MPH our blades
produced significantly more power on the 403/X than their
stock blades produced while "working" under heavy
amp load conditions (The real world).
B. At wind speeds over 14 MPH the small rotor on
the southwest's 403/X could rev quicker and produce much
higher voltages. But when under extra heavy charging loads
the stock AirX blades quickly rev'd down and could not pull
the load without stalling.
C. At wind speeds over 14 MPH the Hornet 6 rotor
could produce more amperage in conditions that had heavy
electrical loads without the rotor slowing down as much
as the southwests 403/X stock blades.
D. It was almost noise free with the big blades effectively
turning the 403/X into a very neighbor friendly machine.
The 403/AirX was transmuted into a low wind / high amperage
powerhouse in charging conditions that drew high amp loads.
Shorting out the output wires will not stop the big blades
from turning in wind conditions that exceed 14+ MPH. They
will just keep turning and making power (Careful! The wires
The differences between the Hornet to 403X blade types are
probably best compared by how the turbine behaves after
the output wires are shorted together in the attempt to
stall the blades. That's when you can really see the POWER
differences! TORQUE = HIGH AMPS.
Be careful! In high wind conditions
DO NOT attempt to stop a modified 403/X by shorting the
wires as this may burn up the wiring harness. Its better
just to let it spin and use the power. We have tested
the unit in the photo above to 90 MPH with our "Wind
tunnel on wheels" vehicle without damage.
You can buy our tail kit
and moifiy it to fit your Air-X. But Blades
can be ordered by clicking here.
Making a tail is very basic and easy. A 30" flat steel
bar (1/4" by 1.5"), four 1/4" bolts with
self locking nuts and a 12" by 12" sheet of 16
gauge aluminum at the end. It is not an exact science so
just about anything you put back there that is long and
flat will help keep the 403/X turned the right way. Just
make sure its strong and secure.
We make no recommendation or claim that our blades should
be purchased and placed on any 403 or X type wind turbines
or any other turbines for that matter. So to do this is
at your own risk.
We do not offer any tech support for this conversion.
INFO ABOUT OUR BLADES
This is a set of 6 carbon fiber reinforced
turbine blades. Each of these blades are 28" long,
and 6" wide at the base. If you mount them on a hub
(home made) with the back end of the blades 2" from
the center, the diameter of the swept area would be 60"
These are very heavy duty blades. Impresive design and construction.
These blades are similar in design to and WILL fit directly
on the AIR-X wind turbine. Each blade is 6" longer
than the factory AIR-X blade, and 1.5" wider at the
base. The bolt holes line up perfectly with the hub of the
AIR-X. These blades will out perform the stock AIR-X blades
in every way. If you need a set of replacement blades for
your AIR-X, why not up grade? You can use just 3 blades
and have 3 for backup, or intall our hub and 6 blades.
These are the MOST powerful 3 blade, high
speed system on the market today! Great for putting new
life into your old 303, 403 or Air-X.
If you are trying to build your own wind turbine
using an AMETEK or 90 VDC type motor or any other such device
you are going to need a LOT of speed which gives you that
special type of hard twisting power that just can't easily
be stopped ! This assures that you are catching all the
wind and that no potential power is slipping past the blades
! When you see these blades working you are really going
to fall in LOVE with their POWER !!! Wind turbines using
an AMETEK or other type of DC motor as the power plant perform
extraordinarily WELL with this type of blade design that
is capable of producing these incredibly fast speeds ! Fat
aluminum or wood blades just can't turn fast enough to hit
the ultra high speeds many of the home made wind turbines
need in order to really put out the heavy duty amperages!!!
These blades are also VERY forgiving in the event of mishaps.
99% of the time they can hit the ground and never break
in the event of tower falls or other such mishaps. MADE
of VERY TOUGH MATERIAL! Can be bent at 140 degrees and they
will pop right back into perfect shape If an aluminum blade
bends even a little bit it's going be off balance and the
vibration will slowly destroy everything on the upper turbine
head. Our blades turn with such perfect balance you can't
feel any vibration in the pole!!! Absolutely beautiful ultra
high speed balance,,, REAL SMOOTH ! oooooo Build Your Own
Wind Turbines with our ultra powerful blade sets. Specifications:
Large 59" Diameter can generate 800 watts or more depending
on PMA efficiency. These 3 carbon fiber blades are made
from special plastic is rated to endure for over 75 years
in direct sunlight! Will NEVER bend or crack like
wood! Requires ZERO maintenance! These blades are engineering
perfection! They turn so incredibly fast it's hard to imagine
how they can do it! You will not be disappointed with the
power of these fast turning modern speed demons ! Can also
be used to power tape drive
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