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Other It's a wee bit blowy outside

Discussion in 'General' started by yodasarmpit, 8 Dec 2011.

  1. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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  2. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    lol.... quick, grab that trampoline!
     
  3. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Modder

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    See now that's how you do it.

    Hurricane Bawbag.

    Bloody Americans.
     
  4. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    The guy scared the **** outta me
     
  5. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    That video was posted on my facebook, I want to skelp the guy that's talking.
     
  6. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    Yeah, it seems to have went viral.

    TBH it is quite windy, but nothing like it's being made out to be by the news - although 160MPH up north is a bit different.
     
  7. BRAWL

    BRAWL Dead and buried.

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    Wow, I thought it was blowy earlier on my bike!
     
  8. Omega Point

    Omega Point Minimodder

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    The BBC have a few rather nice pictures

    [​IMG]
     
  9. improprietary

    improprietary FT03 is a bitch to watercool

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    oh my god oh my god trampoline! Oh my god!
     
  10. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Really?

    Is that the motors burning out or something?

    I thought they turned the wind farms off when it got too windy? (as in put a brake on them, before some smart arse comes along and says you can't turn them off, :D).

    *edit*

    It was turned off, some electrical short.
     
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  11. Picarro

    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    They do put a brake on them but sometimes that's not enough and the brake simply acts as a friction disk to overheat it. What would work would probably be a system to angle the blades so they presented the least surface area to the wind.
     
  12. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus On the jazz.

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    yup, that's it. The blades work in the same way as an aircraft wing, they simply angle them to produce no 'lift'. The problem arises when the wind gusts and changes direction.
     
  13. AxelAraatus

    AxelAraatus What's a Dremel?

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    Hope everything is alright. Being from Scotland myself I have relatives that still live up there.
     
  14. DevilsShooter

    DevilsShooter What's a Dremel?

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    aye I can confirm its very windy up north, just 50miles away from aberdeen and wheelie bins are dropping like flys 1 every 10mins, just watched a horse box get blown across a carpark. keep getting power dropouts.
     
  15. alastor

    alastor Minimodder

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    Full blade pitch control does virtually eliminate the lift force, but there's still a (smaller) brake required to stop it completely and to prevent it rotating when the wind changes direction.

    It's been breezy down here but nothing near damaging.
     
  16. BRAWL

    BRAWL Dead and buried.

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    *puts exploding wind farm as his desktop background*

    What... too soon?
     
  17. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    not from Scotland but still impresses me every time I see it

     
  18. nukeman8

    nukeman8 What's a Dremel?

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    when did you get back anyway? leaving my arse :D
     
  19. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    One of my favourite videos! I can't quite decide if a blade deforms and hits the support column or if the column flexes enough to allow the blade to contact it (or both!)
     
  20. specofdust

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    Mate, it hasn't been this bad since '89. It's pretty bad in many places.
     

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