09/01/2002 - Labor Day

Chris & Peter's East Coast Adventure

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The Cap Chat Windmill farm (boasting 67 Windmills -- Another 46 are part of the same farm but located about 20km away)
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Me beside a single propeller blade and Chris with the farm in the distance
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Cap Chatís vertical axis windmill (called an aeolian, after Aeolus, the Greek god of the wind)


Half as tall as a man, the pneumatic disk brakes on the Aeolian.


The Aeolian's generator magnets and stator. The guide said it's a good thing it wasn't running because my camera (and anything else electronic) would have been fried.


Movie- Each blade is 2 tons, the total spinning hub above me is 10 tons. Listen carefully to hear the sound of the blades (Okay, I can't hear it either... you had to be there; it's cool).


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