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Wind Turbine Testimonials
Hornet wind turbine testimonial - 9-23-2003
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
I want to take this opportunity to thank you
all for the service and courtesy I have experienced in the
email and telephone communications, and mostly for the first
class product you make. I wish now I had two of them. I am
sure in the near future I will be sending for another.
One thought I did have would be the use of two
or more battery banks, each connected with the SEA charge
controllers, using battery bank Two as the dump load for the
first, cascading the charging power and finally into a
standard dump load. I do not have the reliable wind for this
arrangement to adequately test but wonder if you have tried or
Thank you again.
Falls Church, Virginia
From: Ron Col?????ke
10:51 AM 1-1-2014
of the Philippines Typhoon
My name is Ro?? ??oke. I purchased three wind turbines for my
home in rural Philippines. I want to share with you
my success with your product. I installed your turbines back
in 2012 and have use them to light my home there. As
you know of the recent Typhoon there in the Philippines, well
your wind turbines
with stood winds of 125 per hour winds plus and
provided a source of light and hope in a hopeless time. Sir after seeing what your product can bring to
acountry like the Philippines moves me to ask you. How can I
work closely with you to bring this product to a market where
it is needed. Looking forward to your thoughts.
Cost of turbine $???
Cost of Battery$200
Cost of pole $25
Cost of POWER IN STORM PRICELESS
Many thanks my friend for designing a great
11 blade Ghost in Norway
KT7 wind turbine
in Northern Germany
Energy garden with two Ghosts in Australia
"My friends are very impressed with the
You will see that the paint colour is as
per your recommendation. I've also used 6 gauge welding
cable (positive and negative) and the control will be as you
I just wanted to touch base with you again. We are getting
ready to add
wind turbines and I am modifying an old junker to run on both
biodiesel or electric.... May have motor questions on this
Our home is moving slowly as I was seriously injured last
unable to work a regular job any longer.
I thought of you because I am rebuilding our entire
except for the turbines and panels. You recommended AIMS
inverters to me
and we will buy these as well as distribute them here. I also
and found reconditioned forklift batteries, all due to your
web site and
I look forward to continued business with you and will
continue to refer
everyone to you when possible.
Thanks for all your help!
Alpine, TX 79830 (1-15-2012)
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:25:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: George Sta???? <firstname.lastname@example.org>
First I want to thank you for the pma 120 and
the 10 blade it charge up a battery that was very
low in about 18 hours with very low wind.
My question on the sea 440 is the 12v system hook up the way
to hook it up to dump if battery
are full or should it be hookup the way it shows in the dump
mode. It showes fuse on both sides
of the load which is right. and is there a + or - side of the
relay.On 12v system it looks like bottom
is plus and top is minus. The dump mode I don't know which is
plus or minus.
Thanks for your help and thanks for good product - can't wait
to set up another 120 system
I just want to brag about your blades and PMA, I live here
on a mountain top in Idaho, and had freezing temps. Then came
the high winds, the 12 volt
PMA maxed out over 75 volts and the blades held together with
wind gusts over 50 MPH. What a great product. I just need a
controller that won't
smoke with these high wind surges, what do you recommend?
Hey qaz , yes I have a set of your 28" blades
which is why I have purchased more from you. I have spent the
last year doing R&D in my spare time on various products
from you and many other companies on line for small wind and
solar. I have a full time electrical company so my time is
limited to the winter months. Please understand that I am in no
way trying to infringe on your products or your business and the
few sales that I would do in the winter time would not even
compare to the volume you do. With that being said I hope we can
keep the communication between us now that I have your
attention. The 29" blades that I purchased from the seller
"hi_iq" are: thinner and have a reverse blade tip pitched back
the opposite to the base hoping to get the blade to yield away
from the tower in higher winds but in fact interferes with the
performance of the blade. With your blades my machine starts at
9 mph and quickly speeds up to a blur, with hi_iq's blades on my
machine it doesn't start to spin until 14 mph and just sort of
"lolly gags around" giving me no charge. I am using 10si Delco
remy alternators completely stripped and rebuit from scratch
with 1" x 2" N50 magnets in my core which gives me huge power
potential but serious cogging issues for the blades to overcome.
My resources are limited and am still looking for a cheap
supplier of special would stators as I don"t have a stator
winder and angling my magnets to overcome the cogging like yours
is not an option with those big magnets jammed in that little
PMA. On another note I think you need to have a discussion with
the sellers that are using your pics of wind turbines to sell
theirs, I have noticed you have built up a good rep it would be
a shame to let other sellers destroy it by using your famous
pics. Anyway I could ramble all night, I have included a pic of
my machine, if you have any questions about anything contact me
and I hope to do a lot of business with you in the near future.
Love these blades you were right, wow can they
turn on, im getting up to 40
volts out of my indiana general dv pm motor,there scarey
putting it on youtube for all to see, thanks again
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Good afternoon Bob!
The Hornet I purchased is finally up & flying. I had
concerns with my neighbors regarding the visual aspect &
possible noise if and when the wind decides to blow over our
I recall describing my plans for the Hornet's ultimate use in
the Black Rock desert and eventually the windy mountain region
of Costa Rica.
At the moment it's being tested with a portable DC/AC power
center. On the first day of operation, two of our neighbors came
over ( one of which I was certain would complain ) had nothing
but praise to share, as well some obvious envy! Others stopped
by to ask how well it produces power and what the costs were to
convert to AC. I'm very pleased with not only your easy
build/install instructions, but the true rugged nature of your
design. Plus, it's much quieter than I anticipated.
Thanks for providing such a great RE product line.
Custom - Spinning very fast with lots of extra torque to
blade Hornet spinning very quickly in only a light
My Hornet wind turbine
loves those stormy winter wind days that we get up here
weekly during this time of year. Once it starts blowing it
lasts for several days. Winds are blowing at 110 MPH right
now while I'm writing you this letter. My HT12SC is taking
it in stride but my pole is deflecting backwards
about 2 feet in between gusts so I am going to add guy wires
as soon as the weather settles down some. My highest current
reading was 120 amps going to my 12 volt configured L16 /
14x battery bank. The Hornet is just making far to much
power for my controller to handle so I will have to
disconnect for now. Battery is reading 15V+ so the small 50
amp controller just can't keep up with the amperage dump
needed. My 1200 Watt electric heater was running all night
long on my power inverter too. Still reading 15+ volts, way
to high. It did give me a great idea for heating my whole
home and not using any propane during my wind storms. Do you
make any 5000 Watt diversion loads? People in my wind area
would buy them.
I have owned at least one
each of every popular wind turbine made in the past 8 years.
They are all destroyed now. What really surprises me most is
that your Hornet actually keeps making power during these
tremendous wind storms. Maybe you have found the secret to
survivability in your tough little design here. Since it
stays ice free while spinning it can't load up. Even when we
had bad Ice-Storms the Hornet blades were still spinning
nice and clean. In the final analysis it was the high wind
speed protection designs of all my other broken wind
turbines that ironically was the major factor to their own
demise. Ice and snow combined with wicked winds brought all
my other wind turbines down in the end. I think you've got a
really smart concept going here in your Hornet design. Keep
it spinning all the time no matter what. It reminds me of
the spinning glass windows they use on Arctic ice breaker
ships. Spinning glass works extremely well. The rest of the
ship can be an icy mess but that little piece of spinning
glass is always clean no matter how bad things get.
Please send me two more
HT12SC units. Send me a Paypal bill to
Many thanks Qaz for all
Re: Item #6002150843 - Notification of an Instant Payment
Received fro mau2 (email@example.com)
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 01:13:34 GMT
From: "GWisWatching" <gelatinous@????.com>
My wife and I liked the first "slow"
generator so much we wanted another one for the top of my
ham radio tower. If you could please be sure to send the
tracking number like last time. It helped since my wife was
home that day to receive the package.
The first generator is up and flying
at about 50 feet and it does live up to your description.
Subject: Hello, again, from Minnesota
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 11:43:49 -0500
From:"Pfeifer, Eric A., M.D." <Pfeifer.Erifirstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My hornet went up on 16 September 2004
and has not been taken down since.
It has survived 60 mph gusts, a cold
winter, snow, ice and sun,
Dan - (Tornado alley) - TX
.......................................... (Notice the wind
damage to the TV antenna)
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 08:33:34 -0700
In the last year I have purchased a set of wind turbine blades
and an 12v/1800w inverter from you. I am also currently bidding
on one of your wind generators. I love the wind turbine blades.
We live at 7500 ft and the AirX Marine that we have, which used
to be almost useless, now kicks butt. Almost an impossible to
believe improvement! Thanks you!!!
NICE LETTER 12-19-04
Date:Sun, 19 Dec 2004 17:44:16 +0000
From"Terry Simpson" <email@example.com> (*?? to protect
I would just like to say how I appreciate Your great service,
and how your company stands by your products. I sent back my PMA
for warranty work and you took care of the problem and I had it
back flying in no time, Thank You.
I'm going to put another one on my pole as soon as you come out
with the new system for doing so.
As soon as I put my Hawk back into service a big storm hit us
with 60 to 80 mph winds, and it performed wonderful. There were
power outages in town, but not for me, I was the only one in my
area that had Chrismas lights going !!!!!!!
INSTALLED LAST MONTH AND IT WORKS GREAT. ON
VISIT I PLAN TO RAISE IT ABOUT 10' HIGHER.
CONTROLLER WORKS ALSO.
THANKS FOR THE GREAT PRODUCT.
Bob, these blades are awesome. I've started
installing a few PMAs, running
2 here at home, for outback and rural location applications in
I've been in the auto industry for 30 plus years and think
I've found my
second calling. Thanks for a great product. Future business
with you is a
given... Thanks Again!!!
Greetings from Vancouver Island BC Canada...I am a Re dealer
situated here on Vancouver Island. I
a recreational community close by that has banned AIR-X wind
generators due to the excessive noise they
produce. The area is situated in a valley ...in
the bottom of the valley lies a like,. which is surrounded by
cabins and cottages.
How does the Condor compare noise wise with respect to a AIR X.
I am aware that the power outputs would
be lower..but with a continual breeze...it all adds up.
I like the look of your product. Any help would be an asset.
East Isle Power Ltd.
Parksville BC Canada
Xantrex Certified Dealer
I don't know if you remember me about 2 years ago I was asking
you questions about your PMA's. They are great, attached is a
photo of my engine setup that has over 5000 hours on them. I've
just completed a 48 volt system and now am looking to finding
out something about your HT48. At what wind speed does it start
producing 48 volt power - even 10 watts? I'm thinking of putting
two in series, isolating the ground or case in order to get them
to produce something at a low wind speed.