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Tag Archives: Turbine

Tuapeka turbine at Tuapeka Punt (Clutha river New Zealand) Feb 2012

a turbine ready for launching in the Clutha river at the Tuapeka Punt picnic 26 February 2012  

Tests of Tuapeka turbine at Tuapeka punt picnic

of Tuapeka turbine (linear turbine) at Tuapeka punt picnic on Clutha River New Zealand Feb 26, 2012. Tuapeka punt is operating across river using rudders and river flow to make it move sideways. Tuapeka turbine operates on similar principle with blades suspended on chains and incliined to flow to move sideways and turn wheels […]

Fieldays exhibition June 2012

rk III version of Tuapeka turbine exhibited at Fieldays 2012 at Mystery Creek Hamilton, New Zealand.   Model linear turbine demonstration at Fieldays 16 June 2012.  River simulation using child’s play pool with underwater scooter propulsion unit at far end of test tank, and straightening vanes positioned upstream of turbine.  

Test on Waikato River, Feb 2012

ikato River is the longest river in New Zealand. In the North Island, it runs for 425 kilometres from the eastern slopes of Mount Ruapehu, joining the Tongariro River system and emptying intoLake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. It drains Taupo at the lake’s northeastern edge, creates the Huka Falls, and then flows northwest, […]

Prototype Test, 19 Jan 2012, Auckland

ted the prototype turbine in a swimming pool at friend’s place in Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. Floatation test – passed Driving test – not quite passed Transportation test – semi-passed Here is a video footage of the day. Linear Turbine Prototype – Test 1/4, 19 Jan 2012, Auckland   Linear Turbine Prototype – […]

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