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Gull Wings Can Power Buildings

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: Finally, a use for nature!
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   8/31/2014 11:16:49 PM
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Amen and Amen again! So many of the perfect designs are right in front of us, and we struggle to re-invent the wheel.  I couldn't agree more.  (And that isn't even commenting on my  total agreement to the term, "Pooping bait stealers")  You get it, Warren.

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GTOlover   8/25/2014 4:12:12 PM
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Amen!

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sbkenn   8/25/2014 12:57:56 PM
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I have a design for a variable geometry wing-sail.  Awaiting 3D porinting to determine the best geometry for the sail.  I wonder if the wing of a Wandering Albatross, or maybe a Perigrine Falcon would be even better.  The Fulmar is another species that makes maximum use of updraughts to minimise wing flapping.  Maybe these shapes could be used on a rotating turbine too, with wing folding in high winds.

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Finally, a use for nature!
warren@fourward.com   8/25/2014 8:46:27 AM
It's amazing how God designed things to be useful to man! If we just pay attention, we might just make the world a better place! How many times have plants come to the rescue when we needed new medicines? Or, how have the oceans blessed us with food, chemicals, adventures, and, now, energy? Those seagull pests have finally proven themselves to be more than pooping bait stealers!

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a.saji   8/25/2014 4:16:07 AM
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@Greg: Yes it would be interesting but im not sure how they are going to balance the load. It would be easy to manage an empty one but its totally different when its loaded

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Greg M. Jung   8/24/2014 10:06:34 PM
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The next-generation adaptive wing is also very interesting.  I am curious to see how they will make the wing shape-shift as the wind flow changes.

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far911   8/24/2014 2:07:30 PM
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Dual source is a good idea.

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mrdon   8/23/2014 8:50:49 PM
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naperlou

I agree. Festo seems to be the leader in developing smart machines using Biomimcry design techniques. In additon to developing biological based machines, they are quite interested in supporting stem, and manufacturing initiatives based on their Mechatronics curriculum materials/products for high school, college, and university students. Here's a link of their educational products.

 http://www.festo-didactic.com/us-en/

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Cabe Atwell   8/23/2014 12:23:04 AM
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City buildings are so windy. Finally something seemingly worth while.

In the firlm "Divergent," there are all these turbines attached to the corners of the leftover skyscrapers. What a coincidence!

 

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Gull wings can power buildings
Gorski   8/22/2014 2:38:23 PM
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This is a good example of "out of the box" thinking. When Festo is satisfied they have reached an optimum design they should look to a solar panel manufacturer who could supply 24-hour energy, sun by day, wind at night. This would have great appeal.

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