The Glaring Engineering Mistake That Made Wind Turbines Inefficient | Massive Engineering Mistakes


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  • Michael O
    Michael O  29 minutes back

    Cut out the middle man that is the earths atmosphere and use solar! Wind energy seems dumb long term.

    • 34486
      34486  45 minutes back

      "180 mph" why not say what fucking rpm it runs? I think they do this, but why not use a cvt to change gearing from turbine to generator head? Why the fuck did engineers think their shit was so good it would last so long? How fucking dumb. Seems like some people with PhDs thinking they know it all. Nobody knows it all.

      • Sol Kaz
        Sol Kaz  2 hours back

        Green energy fan blades made of nasty stuff 2:20 are supposed to help the environment. The irony.

        • yw1971
          yw1971  3 hours back

          Wouldn't smaller wind turbine (several on a single large pole) be more efficient & durable than a big one?

          • Helidude350
            Helidude350  3 hours back

            Have these engineers ever seen an aircraft?

            • Brian Boru
              Brian Boru  3 hours back

              Of course incompetence abounds in the people who work on these things.

              • Bo Do
                Bo Do  3 hours back

                Garbage video...........don't waste your time!!!!!!!!!!!

                • Raileigh Greene
                  Raileigh Greene  4 hours back

                  Yeah, it seems like this is something they would have factored in from the beginning. Why was wasn’t this issue brought up in the meeting?!

                  • Nadia Nichols
                    Nadia Nichols  4 hours back

                    Incredible that they never once mentioned birds, bats, insects imipacting the blades. Just "tiny pieces of dirt". Jaysus.

                    • Atlantis
                      Atlantis  4 hours back

                      Good video showing the absurdity of these giant expensive and landscape killing machines , we don't need these expensive giant windmills
                      we still have plenty of coal and oil that burns clean when combined with technology also we have massive amounts of clean burning
                      natural gas . The video lives up to it's title , yes this was a GLARING mistake by the liberal twinkies on the left , the biggest threat to the
                      planet is wrongly edgucated weak minded enviromentalists who buy into all the globall warming hysteria.

                      • Gamer without Skill
                        Gamer without Skill  5 hours back

                        That guy calling fiberglass "glass fiber" irritates me, it is not technically wrong but sounds awful to my ears.

                        • Sam Lutfi
                          Sam Lutfi  5 hours back

                          isn't that woman always trying to kill Bart Simpson?

                          • Steve Nikitas
                            Steve Nikitas  5 hours back

                            Wind energy is a massive hoax. It is grossly inefficient, and is turning our mountaintops and farm fields into industrial zones. Nuclear power is the answer.

                            • Masha Mitchell
                              Masha Mitchell  5 hours back

                              So, let me understand this...some of the world's smartest people really thought they could build giant fans, put them near SALT water and they'd be maintenance free? What?! You can look at any place on earth and see what wind does to structures over prolonged exposure. And how TF did they not consider weather? Aren't these all things engineers should be trained to account for? I'm not a scientist and all of that seemed glaringly obvious.

                              • Greg Bly
                                Greg Bly  5 hours back

                                Remember the steam engine ? Took about 50 years and plenty of mistakes to get them working efficient. Obviously we will discover flaws. Fiber glass has very little resistance to damage. Coat the leading edge in a hard yet flexible material. Such as titanium or stainless steel. Minor problem with a simple solution.

                                • Fire Smith
                                  Fire Smith  6 hours back

                                  The smart use of air and solar power would be in remote, off grid areas. Using this expensive form of energy when we have so much cheep oil ,gas and coal is crazy.

                                  • Bill Hager
                                    Bill Hager  6 hours back

                                    llok at all the eagles killed by these ugly bastards

                                    • ConcernedCitizen
                                      ConcernedCitizen  6 hours back

                                      I'm glad they wheeled out their quota of black "English" people in this UK documentary. I'm sure Ethiopia, the Congo and South Africa will have equal representation of white people. Otherwise, one might start to believe that white genocide is in full effect. Just saying that is hate speech though.

                                      • TZAZ Arizona
                                        TZAZ Arizona  6 hours back

                                        When wind turbines stop killing a billion birds a year world wide they will be a good idea, if not they must be stopped,where are the spotted owl people when you need them. And focus sun arrays vaporize any thing that fly's through the beam, really good idea .

                                        • DreamR
                                          DreamR  6 hours back

                                          Slap some Flex Seal on them suckers and they'll be good to go

                                          • D Wetick
                                            D Wetick  6 hours back

                                            All wind turbines are prone to lightning strikes...this is a a major shortfall of all of them...Everywhere I go, I see wind turbines standing still...makes no sense.

                                            • Umer Dadabhoy
                                              Umer Dadabhoy  7 hours back

                                              Made leading edge of metal sheeth.. Replacing n repairing that would be cheap n easy

                                              • Shane
                                                Shane  7 hours back

                                                The guy that was siting in front of the offshore windfarm you can tell they cut parts of what he said out. The blades were jerky in the background lol

                                                • Dane Duttry
                                                  Dane Duttry  7 hours back

                                                  Just use a replaceable aircraft aluminum boot on the surface edge. Or just coat it with a rubberized coating on the edge.
                                                  You cannot sandblast rubber . We use electrical tape on surfaces when we trim for sandblasting.

                                                  • mhappy01
                                                    mhappy01  8 hours back

                                                    Solution: put them 40 miles offshore so that the taxpayer doesn't notice....

                                                    • Hermann Rochholz
                                                      Hermann Rochholz  8 hours back

                                                      No - Pitch angle does NOT change with wind speed.
                                                      It's constant. Except when machine reaches Rated Pwr.

                                                      • adisharr
                                                        adisharr  8 hours back

                                                        Clickbait title. Tons of things we build have unseen issues down the road. We will study the effects and do our best to correct for them eventually. It's a learning experience like everything else.

                                                        • Bert Graef
                                                          Bert Graef  9 hours back

                                                          where did our green harassed politicians get the long term financing for this global boondoggle?
                                                          WALL STREET. You simple minds haven't got a clue on how much your paying for all this.

                                                          • Poster Mark
                                                            Poster Mark  9 hours back

                                                            seems these engineers should get together with the makers of Copper Chef.

                                                            • Bert Graef
                                                              Bert Graef  9 hours back

                                                              Problem is ,electricity cant be stored in massive amounts at low cost. So if theres a windless day , and also high consumption, a reliable backup is needed. Either nuclear, coal ,or natural gas plants to keep up with demand. We have all been sold an environmental lie. Ignorance of the public concerning the basic characteristics of generation of electric power is the best weapon of the greens. Propaganda wins every time, and the media is just as ignorant of these facts. And people wonder why electricity is so dammed expensive. Its the greens, stupid.

                                                              • Gari Worzalla
                                                                Gari Worzalla  9 hours back

                                                                why not add solar panels too

                                                                • Robert Callaghan
                                                                  Robert Callaghan  9 hours back

                                                                  Solar panels last 25 years and lose efficiency at 1% per year, the power converters break down all the time, and solar only produces 90% of its power rating 10% of the time. Wind only produces 90% of its power rating 25% of the time and last 20 years.

                                                                  • WaitForPete
                                                                    WaitForPete  9 hours back

                                                                    Feeble hatchet job of a title. Just waiting for a denier to click on it.

                                                                    • bill smith
                                                                      bill smith  10 hours back

                                                                      Still want to run a K&N type or no air filter on your turbo car on the street in a construction zone? Good luck!!

                                                                      • Eric Paul Goldie
                                                                        Eric Paul Goldie  10 hours back

                                                                        Having to maintain something as complex as a wind turbine is still better than coal or nuclear! Where is the documentary on Nuclear Waste?

                                                                        • Terance Healy
                                                                          Terance Healy  10 hours back

                                                                          99 problems but the Pitch ain't one?

                                                                          • whitehorse1959
                                                                            whitehorse1959  10 hours back

                                                                            I enjoyed the video thanks. I think wind turbines for power generation are a fad, and not the future. Nuclear fusion will be the future. Can anyone explain to me why these turbines are always spaced so far apart? Surely they could be placed more densely without hurting the efficiency. Shirley.

                                                                            • Daily Good
                                                                              Daily Good  10 hours back

                                                                              You know all that plastic in the ocean.. renewable energy leading turbine blade edges!

                                                                              • William Hunter
                                                                                William Hunter  10 hours back

                                                                                I thought you were going to discuss horizontal verses vertical axis wind turbines. Aren't vertical axis wind turbines more efficient?

                                                                                • Mike F
                                                                                  Mike F  11 hours back

                                                                                  U could technically toss libtards at the turbine blades, will it cause damage. Yes. But eventually there wont be any “complaints” about them so the problem kinda solves itself.

                                                                                  • T5rux Lee
                                                                                    T5rux Lee  11 hours back

                                                                                    The best "solution" would be for VWs (politicians) to cast their rent seeking "friends" adrift and direct the now wasted subsidy money into super battery research. Without safe, efficient, energy storage and draw down, the whole unstable system is a pathetic effort bound for massive failures.

                                                                                    • Haters Gonna Hate
                                                                                      Haters Gonna Hate  12 hours back

                                                                                      Did they put them on Backwards ?

                                                                                      • Phillip Coiner
                                                                                        Phillip Coiner  12 hours back

                                                                                        These are nothing but totem poles/idols to the environmentalist religion.

                                                                                        • Wayne Byarlay
                                                                                          Wayne Byarlay  12 hours back

                                                                                          "GLARING ENGINEERING MISTAKE"=particle damage to the leading edge of the blades. 4:00

                                                                                          • Sue Rarick
                                                                                            Sue Rarick  12 hours back

                                                                                            Calling Bullshit ... That problem was known back in the 70's. Delamination was and always will be an issue with any FRP product and more so when used within a composite structure.

                                                                                            • Denys Vlasenko
                                                                                              Denys Vlasenko  12 hours back

                                                                                              Happens in every area of engineering. You try to anticipate what can go wrong, but practice almost always finds stuff you did not (fully) expect.

                                                                                              • Martins Ebike
                                                                                                Martins Ebike  13 hours back

                                                                                                And where all birds go?No one mentioned birds,like if they dont exists.

                                                                                                • David Vogeley
                                                                                                  David Vogeley  9 hours back

                                                                                                  Because there are no birds dying only an idiot believes that bullshit . The orange imbecile case in point.

                                                                                              • Jay Jeffreys
                                                                                                Jay Jeffreys  13 hours back

                                                                                                Glaring mistake? Clickbait.