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A windmill turbine farm about 30 miles from me had one of its turbines chuch off a 148 foot long blade. They have not determined the cause yet.


I lit my turbine in my Helicyle and flew down to take this video. I have my GoPro camera mounted on the belly of my Helicycle with a remote switch on my cyclic. I can take pictures, ....pictures every 0.5 seconds thru 10 seconds.....or videos, all while flying with both hands.


I hovered near the turbine generatoir unit which is over 300 feet up from the ground. There was a steady 20 mph wind up there.....and was this ever a sight thats hard to describe to someone thats never hovered next to such a massive structure. Those blades are huge!


The blades as mentioned ar 148 feet long with the chord at its widest point at 11 feet.


I have been flying my Helicycle for 2.25 years now and it just is a joy to fly,.


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