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post #11 of 41
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Originally Posted by cdolphin;11819204 
Worry not-- we are fairly smart.
You could very easily use simple solenoid based connectors that were very light Al or carbonates to connect the individual turbines to create a honey-comb like section.

An acquaintance of mine was/is working on a modular honeycomb wind turbine system that is proving to be very effective smile.gif

doh.gif Very nice, I guess that'll work too, lol.
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post #12 of 41
Imagine everybody having one of these flying around in their backyards!
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Finally a smart green way here we come!
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post #14 of 41
More importantly it would work on other planets.
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post #15 of 41
Pretty cool, couldn't something similar to this be done underwater as well, using the currents there? I suppose these would have less problems and maintenance than an underwater solution, but they would have to be put far away from where any aircraft usually travel
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99;11818921 
They're much more efficient.

No. because they still need batteries. and that means a load of battery acid. which will just end up getting dumped in the sea or africa.

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They wouldn't need batteries if they were connected to the power grid, would they?
post #18 of 41
lol what if one of them falls off or rips off the cable
post #19 of 41
And their arrows turbines will blot out the sun!!!

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdDdHMwhU2s"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdDdHMwhU2s[/ame]
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post #20 of 41
too bad turbines do not fly eh?
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