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RE: HURRICANE ISABEL 09/2003
A letter from a VERY happy Eagle HT2 customer:
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 it.
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. ........................
Thank you again.