Disassembling the generator


1950-1955 : The prototypes
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1959: Record of production
Disassembling the generator
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For historic it was, the production record of 27 October 1959 was not without damaging the turbine. The generator had suffered, the clutch had to be rebuilt and various equipments to replace.

The photos below were taken in December 1959 during the disassembly of the generator by the Société des Monteurs-Levageurs. They give an idea of its size.

The extraction of the generator, due to its position in the nacelle, was made ​​wind turbine tilted, by the side of the platform opposite to the propeller (from the top when the machine was horizontal) after removing the clutch (third photo on the front row).

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(Click on the pictures to see their actual size).
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