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post #2 of Old 03-04-2008
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We Have an Air-X,
Just so you know you can take the ratings charts and throw them out.
It will make power but not until the wind is steady at fifteen knots. At lower wind speeds you dont get enough voltage to drive the amps into the batteries unless they are close to dead. I think I would rather optimize my boat with solar first then add the wind gen. Our air-x is noisey. The sound sets me on edge, it seems like the wind is blowing twice as hard as it is. You do get used to it after a while. kind of like living close to the train tracks
I'm sure the Kiss is quiter, It also has longer blades which as far as I know would give it more power at lower wind speeds.
Just my thoughts on it, and I have not seen or heard the air breeze yet.
I did sand my blades down to 400 grit paper trued my pole up and and made sure that there was no metal on metal contact in the mounting hardware. This cut the noise down considerably.
Hope this helps.

Matt
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