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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:08 AM

1. Nice idea - interesting to see how it behaves in situ


Three weaknesses spring to mind from that article:

1) Fatigue at the join between the anchored "sucker" and the stem of the the mast.

2) Single point of failure with the "valve" - stability relies on no leakage path.

3) Debris (natural & otherwise) encountered by the rim when the mast is being lowered.

Note that #1 will only be truly encountered when the mass at the top of the mast
is a full-size turbine rather than lightweight meteorological gear.

Note that although #2 will be noticed straight away during the process, correcting it
is a whole different kettle of sunken fishing boats, flotsam, jetsam & archeological
remains ...

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