Here in northern Texas, there are a great many wind turbines generating electricity for who knows where. One doesn’t really get a sense of how big they are when zipping past on the highway. Even driving past (or around) the huge turbine blades, transported on outsize trailers, doesn’t give an idea of the size of the whole turbine.
However, I found this photograph over at C. W. Swanson’s place. It opens one’s eyes to how big those things really are. Clickit to biggit.
The two workers inside the turbine blade hub really put things into perspective, don’t they? Next question – what sort of crane is needed to hoist them up that high? I can’t imagine a helicopter could do it . . . or am I wrong? Those of you who’ve seen it done, please let us know.