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I got the chance to go up a wind turbine

 
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BritDownUnder



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject: I got the chance to go up a wind turbine Reply with quote

Recently I got the chance to go up a wind turbine as part of my work.
It's a long tiring climb up a ladder and ride in a tiny lift (most of the way, 70 out of 100 metres was by lift to be honest).

View inside the nacelle (the box at the top where the blades attach to).



View from outside the nacelle.



Enjoy.
Apologies for the big pictures.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get bad vertigo in high places. Just looking at those photographs make me feel queasy.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Typical wind farm! Nothing's going round!!! Rolling Eyes Wink
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BritDownUnder



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
Typical wind farm! Nothing's going round!!! Rolling Eyes Wink


Under construction, 10 were going round, 20 were not. It is located near Canberra about 900 metres in altitude. Landscape looks a bit like Yorkshire. The one I was on was not going round as the blades were locked so that (very brave) people could get into the hub where the three blades join to the turbine.


LJ.
As for the heights I have one simple rule - don't look down. Inside the turbine tower, the tube, you cannot really see all the way down as it is divided into four sections with 'floors' between them so you can only really see about 25 metres up or down at any time.

The amount of vibration at the top of the turbine was quite large, I was told about two feet in total, due to the buffeting effect of winds. Not really like a boat rocking, more like a sliding motion.
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