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369RE: [AMBIENTENERGY] Re: Minto / Solar / Thermoelectric

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  • kirk
    Jan 7, 2002
      The materials to build are not free. Time isn't free.
      The heat to drive it could be better spent.
      It just doesn't pencil.

      Torque says nothing about power. Time is needed as well.
      550 foot pounds per minute is not a horsepower.
      I can lift you off the ground with the motor in an electric clock.
      Obviously zip power but in enough time will do the lift.

      Don't take my word for it. Pencil it. It isn't rocket science.
      The Minto wheel is a conversation piece. Nothing more.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: nogardthe1 [mailto:nogardthe1@...]
      Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 2:02 PM
      To: AMBIENTENERGY@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [AMBIENTENERGY] Re: Minto / Solar / Thermoelectric

      Mother Earth News made one years back {a 22 footer} that put out
      enuf power ta lift a guy {Steve Burkholder I believe it was} clean
      off the ground when he tryed to stop it. If that is not enuf power
      for ya then I suggest ya get a big shaft and mount several wheels on
      it. That should keep your flow rates in line.
      The Dragon

      --- In AMBIENTENERGY@y..., "kirk" <kirk@3...> wrote:
      > That is the best page I have ever seen on the Minto wheel.
      > However, I have penciled what it takes for just a half kilowatt
      unit and the
      > wheel becomes a monster. The flow rate for any resonable power is
      large and
      > small pipe won't do. Also the pipe volume has to be a small
      percentage of
      > the tank volume for any efficiency and there are other problems too.
      > If you want a conversation piece in the back yard go for it but
      don't hope
      > for much else.
      > Kirk

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