#1582: WindWings

Wind farms are springing up everywhere. Each turbine requires that three huge blades are transported on large trucks, which frequently causes jams and sometimes accidents.

Today’s invention is therefore a reusable kit of components which temporarily transforms a large turbine’s blades into a glider.

There would be a bolt-on tail section and a cockpit/undercarriage module, linking the three blades. Control wires would be fed down the hollow shaft of each blade.

Each glider would be launched using a towline and flown to the windfarm location. At that point, the blades would be bolted to the turbine dynamo and the aircraft components conveniently shipped back to the blade factory by road.

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