Windmill out of control

Runaway windmill collapses during a storm in Denmark on February 22, 2008.

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+29 1. gavblade85 commented 14 years ago

Holy crap!!
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+10 2. skodder commented 14 years ago

Yes luckily nothing happened, they had cleared the area.
Something about the bracing system went out of order :(
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+2 3. wtfysc commented 14 years ago

Whoa. Pretty ballsy effort from whoever took that video.
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+14 4. maximumgrunt commented 14 years ago

Yea for the cameraman! :O
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+4 5. BombDiggady commented 14 years ago

Wow, it kind of exploded.
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+10 6. browncoat commented 14 years ago

A windmill in Denmark collapsed during a storm in Denmark on Feb 22, 2008. The braking system failed while two technicians worked in the turret at the top. The technicians were able to get out before the collapse. A 19 meter piece of the blade was thrown 20 meters away; Smaller pieces were sent more than 500 meters away.
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+4 7. zerorain commented 14 years ago

lol thats turbo gone wrong >:) >:) >:)
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+4 8. Fergus_Thedog commented 14 years ago

Fake? You dickhead, Cheezburgerz.
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+2 9. Dex11 commented 14 years ago

Cheeseburger how can it be fake idiot???
Must be a very strong storm to collapse this. Holly crap!! :(
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+2 10. Dex11 commented 14 years ago

Ej browncoat!!! WTF??? :O :O
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+1 11. DJKovu commented 14 years ago

This is not fake, its an Vestas Windmill and i did collaps for real, Vestas the buillder of teh windmills have had 6 Accednets within teh last cupel of mouths and last where and am wing that brow of an mill more in Denmark last night, the found pices of teh windmill 700 Meters away from teh collapsted win mill, and i know i live around the area
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+3 12. DJKovu commented 14 years ago

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+3 13. TeeZee commented 14 years ago

At a predetermined speed the blades are designed to automatically adjust the pitch straight in to the wind to stop the prop from turning. Otherwise, critical failure.
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-6 14. pleidian commented 14 years ago

I wish they'd all fucking collapse.
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+3 15. jamesnw commented 14 years ago

Must have put out some nice power before it flew apart! :D
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-12 16. Williams commented 14 years ago

Fake, Wind turbines are manufactured with steel.The video shows fibreglass flapping in the wind.
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+10 17. visit-the-world commented 14 years ago

Williams....You say that it is a fake video because "the video shows fibre glass flapping in the wind"!
Your ignorance is truly amazing. The TOWERS are made from steel, but turbine blades are made from GLASS FIBRE. It is a piece of a huge blade that you see in the video at the end.
That video is not a fake. The turbine would have been spinning out of control for quite a while before it disintegrated. This gave time for people with cameras to gather,because the out-of-control turbine would have been visible for miles. That turbine looks like a small one, only about 150 feet in total height. Now they want to put hundreds across the beautiful hills of Wales,UK, that will be 400 feet in height ie almost TREBLE the height and width of that turbine. Spanish wind turbine company Gamesa, even wants to construct 600 feet high monsters in South Wales. They will EASILY be visible from a fifty mile radius. Wind turbines gain next to nothing in terms of CO2 savings , because the back-up fossil fuel power stations can never be switched off due to the vagaries of the wind.Wind energy is a DUPLICATION ,not a REPLACEMENT,far too often.
Wind speed drops far too frequently , without warning. Check for evidence of UK wind speeds , which are often too weak [below 9 knots] or too strong [ above 48knots] to generate electricity.. This turbine failed to brake and spun far too fast. The vibration then knocked the fibre glass blade into the column. This shattered all three blades.
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+4 18. drexenor commented 14 years ago

Wild! :D

If anyone still wont believe this is real.. Here are some articles about this very incident..
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0 19. SpikedSilver commented 14 years ago

Wow. I think normaly the bearing would collaps earlier. Must be a nice piece of engeneering there. It would be perfect if it did not explode.
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+2 20. Smork commented 14 years ago

Something like this happened to a windmill on the island Samsoe in the Kattegat several years ago. The windmills are definitely not storm proof! The fragments were spread within a radius of 150 meters. Fortunately the windmill had been built on a large field.
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-2 21. LisaColorado commented 12 years ago

Great. And Wyoming is getting rows and rows of these. They kill birds too. Getting energy from underground sounds a little bit better, and so does nuclear energy.
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+2 22. regata4 commented 12 years ago

i dont wanna be around that when it does that
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-1 23. demilune67 commented 12 years ago

I don t want one on my roof anymore.
Even if the video can be great
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0 24. EagleEyes commented 12 years ago

WOW! Never saw that coming!! :O
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+4 25. kainim commented 12 years ago

before it broke down, it made enough power to light the city :p
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+3 26. matrozrabbi89 commented 12 years ago

Energy overdose, it is!
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+1 27. MakeTnotWar commented 12 years ago

#20 this only happened because the break system on this one failed.
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0 28. Hellion1982 commented 12 years ago

Cheezburgerz is going around declaring every Video is fake. Ban Him!!
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0 29. Farmer2011 commented 11 years ago

Pure bending!!!!!!
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+1 30. ridebmxx3 commented 11 years ago

id pay too see that :D
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0 31. Premtm commented 11 years ago

Watch this video clip eating cheezburgerz and you'll enjoy it :D
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-1 32. MajorIdea commented 11 years ago

wooshwooshwooshWiichWiichWiichWiichWiichWiichWIICHWIICH LOOK AT ME GO! LOOK AT ME **CRUUASH** .. oh
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-1 33. torbengb commented 8 years ago

Interesting that the first part to fail is not the hub, nor the blades' mounting point on the hub. The first part to fail is the very tip of one of the blades! Wind speed and centrifugal forces are highest there...

1. Wing tip fails.
2. Entire wing breaks apart and no longer provides a counterbalance.
3. The hub moves toward the other blades and _push_ them to destruction before they are ripped off of the hub.
4. In retaliation for this unprovoked attack, one of the blades hits the tower.
5. The dented tower has no structural integrity and bends over - just like a dented drinking straw.
6. The tower separates at a section assembly point, and only the lower section remains standing.
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0 34. thundersnow commented 6 years ago

This happens when winds are too strong..