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That will put a hole in your Carbon Credits

By Tenpoundbass follow Tenpoundbass   2019 Aug 22, 9:17am 371 views   13 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


1   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2019 Aug 22, 10:28am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Seems like the turbine in a northern climate would have heated blades, using electricity from the turbine itself.

Besides, the carbon from the chopper will add to global warming, and no de-icing needed in the future. Long term thinking!
2   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2019 Aug 22, 10:32am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The blades are fiber glass. heated blades would cause fire, and add weight and put them out of balance.
I wonder if the blades that fail due to dirt build up. Gets the dirt and grime from River mud scooped up from the deicing process?
3   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2019 Aug 22, 10:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The blades are fiber glass. heated blades would cause fire, and add weight and put them out of balance.

Thin wire at the bade surface would cause out of balance? No need to heat high enough to cause a fire, just warm enough to melt ice,or to stop ice from forming.
4   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2019 Aug 22, 11:09am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That thin wire would be heavy by time you cover that whole surface. Look at the blade of that thing. If it were metal, you could make 3 or 4 of those helicopters out just one.
5   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (2)   2019 Aug 22, 11:44am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Put a resistor on it, it’ll light up and provide heat!
6   OccasionalCortex   ignore (4)   2019 Aug 22, 3:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Not all helicopters burn jet fuel.
7   Booger   ignore (5)   2019 Aug 22, 5:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
Seems like the turbine in a northern climate would have heated blades, using electricity from the turbine itself!


I was thinking that if the blade were kept moving, it wouldn't ice up in the first place
9   theoakman   ignore (0)   2019 Aug 22, 8:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

On the big island in Hawaii, there was a part of the Island which was the windiest place I'd ever been. Beautiful landscape....other than the fact that there was an entire farm of busted wind turbines.
10   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Aug 22, 8:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The solution is obviously to develop electric helicopters.

In fact... looking at that picture, if you pivot it 90 degrees, maybe that turbine blade can just fly itself to the ground for de-icing?
11   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2019 Aug 26, 3:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I was thinking that if the blade were kept moving, it wouldn't ice up in the first place

Airplane wings ice up while flying, even at low altitude.
12   Booger   ignore (5)   2019 Aug 27, 4:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Airplane wings ice up while flying, even at low altitude.

I was wondering if the centrifugal force on the windmill blade might fling off any ice before it has a chance to build up. An airplane doesn't have that same thing.
13   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2019 Aug 27, 8:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Booger says
Airplane wings ice up while flying, even at low altitude.

I was wondering if the centrifugal force on the windmill blade might fling off any ice before it has a chance to build up. An airplane doesn't have that same thing.


Not the way I used to fly!

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