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UGEARS - TOWER WINDMILL

UGEARS - TOWER WINDMILL

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UGears 3D wooden puzzles are made with high-grade natural wood materials, all the parts are pre-cut and ready to be assembled just like a puzzle; no additional tools or materials needed.

This Ugears model designed in “Victorian steam-punk skeleton” style is based on a prototype from Chesterton.
When spinning rapidly the aerodynamic twist sails create fairly strong wind. It also can work the other way around: blowing air directed at the sails will make them spin. Use a fan to demonstrate to your kids how real windmills operate.
A double planetary gear reducer with differently shaped gears provides the necessary speed.
The model is powered by a removable rubber band motor. Once the motor is removed, the Windmill can work in a manual mode that allows you to observe and examine the fascinating complex mechanism in detail.
The rubber band motor drives the sails by means of a screw conveyor (worm feeder) and gear transmission. The design of the gear transmission includes a flexure link, the type of chain drive assembled out of many small links. The full-fledged chain drive made out of plywood has never been used in the Ugears models before.
Resembling a spiral staircase, the rotating base of the arched tower is a part of the screw conveyor mechanism that is a chief part of the model’s mechanism. Fascinating mechanics of the moving gears will captivate your attention for a long time.

Number of Parts: 585
Assembly Time: 9-16 hours
Level: Advanced
Model size: 35x48.5x22cm
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