Turbine Progress View
Here we have the inner magnet disc in place on the hub, and the Stator set up ready for the outer magnet disc to be slowly let into place using threaded bars as a steadying device. The magnets atttract so strongly there has to be very good control or they will crash together possibly severing wayward fingers!
There are two 10mm metal discs to hold 12 magnets each which will spin round on the hub either side of the
Stator holding the coils producing 48 volts AC.
These magnets are placed on the discs using a template cut from plywood.
Once in position they are cast in fibreglass for protection against the elements.
On the left there is some fibreglass in the mould. On the right the mould is full and ready for the lid.