cb, If Rod scales only the length of his torque-ladder, then he must still incur a reliability penalty, by the added failure points (or add mass, to maintainsantos137
Torque-ladder can scale up keeping the proportions in length and in width. A 6 MW-scale wind tower is bigger than an Airbus A380, and a multi-MW-scale AWESbenhaiemp
Thank you Dave, Now I understand that you apply the square-cube law to the spars - which is correct when you are talking about scaling up torque. It is notsnapscan_snapscan
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