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brucedownunder2
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Joined: 14/09/2005
Location: Australia
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Posted: 01:57am 03 Mar 2019
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Found this ,,,


Those were the days ,,full of enthusiasm, I think the ribbed belt came loose in a gale and shut me up for some time after that event. also smashed the blades ...

But, who knows ,? I may get back into it again ,one day??

Bruce
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BenandAmber
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Joined: 16/02/2019
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Posted: 06:47am 03 Mar 2019
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It looks like you have a disc brake off of a small motorcycle or something I have several things never put one full of together yet though one day one day I will
 
brucedownunder2
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Posted: 10:39pm 04 Mar 2019
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Yes, was a bicycle front wheel disc brake complete with the little caliber .. worked a trick ,on the bench , but I guess with the fairly big 2mtr.dia plastic blades ,a bit over whelming ,dunno? you can't tell 60 feet up on a howling night of gale force winds ,lol.

Just one of many hair-brain contraptions this mad Aussie has dreamed up -we,ll blame the rum !!!

Bruce
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Pete Locke
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Joined: 26/06/2013
Location: New Zealand
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Posted: 04:43am 05 Mar 2019
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  brucedownunder2 said   we,ll blame the rum !!!

Bruce


Ahhhh....RUM...Yummmmmm...HIc*...
 
BenandAmber
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Posted: 09:37am 07 Mar 2019
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Some really nice fabrication work I have three or four of those type direct drive washing machine motors and haven't done anything with them I even have a tower never put it up either
Love peace good health and happiness to allEdited by BenandAmber 2019-03-08
 
adelaide
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Joined: 24/03/2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 46
Posted: 12:37pm 13 Nov 2019
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hi bruce from aaron been away few years what you been up to im in thai having LOOK AROUND found few interesting things hows your projects where neards ushaly talk now ?
help to make progres or radio and vitamin b
 
brucedownunder2
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Posted: 12:46am 12 Dec 2019
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Hi Aaron,  nice to hear from you again.  

So, you went to Thailand and forgot to come home,lol.? Don't blame you , things are very slow ,construction wise ,over here, we are getting older, less enthusiastic , and lots of guys doing the less mechanical stuff like you ,me and Bob(RIP).

have not been to Adelaide since I went there many years ago to catch up with Bob and the solar car rally.. Got some nice pics and memories..

Still have most of my F&P stuff along with the LG motors, which I haven't done anything with ?. Have you?.

I have kidney disease ,one is not working , but I'm still managing it -no dialy a sis yet. so hope I keep well enough.

Off to hospital today for my 3-4 weekly check-up . but only takes an hour .

Nice to hear from you again , you stay safe and drop me a line ,now and then -brucedownunder7@bigpond.com

Bruce and Ilda
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itchybum
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Joined: 03/02/2020
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Posted: 09:17am 04 Feb 2020
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Hello all,
This is my first attempt to put anything on this site.  I have been reading it on and off for a few years, but now have plucked up the courage to have a go. Mate.
I am planning to build a wind generator based on the good old Aussie Comet windmill. Lots of challenges, but hopefully lots of rewards too.
Speed increasing gear, governing, DC output are all possible causes of grey hair.  Look forward to hearing of possible methods of prevention.
Regards to all.
 
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