NASA Wind Energy Airborne Harvesting System Study

Sky WindPower prototype Add Video

Short videos of the Flying Electric Generator (FEG) shown in the pictures on the home page of our web site. First, to view the video of the original flying electric generator choose among several files depending upon your internet connection speed and which video player your computer has. The video shows Roberts twin 15 foot diameter rotor test model flying electric generator in both side and front views of the machine flying in the power generation mode in which the wind spins the rotor blades. This mode followed a powered-via-the-tether mode (not shown) where the rotors were mostly parallel to the ground. Then a transition to the autorotation mode took place (also not shown) followed by a further transition to the electrical power generation mode in the nose up position maintained in the video.

Posted by Jonathan Murrow on July 7, 2010 at 10:45 AM 577 Views

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