Vane furling may well not mean anything.
Another method (see previous post) of furling is to allow your vane to collapse a bit. I'm calling it vane furling. There is at least a 50 50 chance that I'm calling it that because that's what it's called, but the other 50 is because I'm studying too fast and not taking good enough notes. You be the judge.
It doesn't matter.
The vane on a wind turbine will always point directly downwind, and the fact that it's connected to the wind turbine at a 90 degree angle will make the turbine point directly into the wind.
If we make the connection less rigid, we can use its floopyness to our advantage.
Floopyness and furling are virtually synonymous.
At least in my reference books they are, but someone named Robbo taught me to edit mine many years ago, so there may be discrepancies.
No surprises there.
It gets more interesting in rougher weather.
On a larger scale we might need to attach a spring to a gate hinge or similar. I'm not sure if there are sprung gate hinges, but if it turns out that I need to make one, I'm confident it wont be too hard.
The important thing is that, once the wind picks up to a point where you get a bit worried about your equipment, the hinge starts to give a little so that your blades don't present themselves quite so perfectly to the wind.
This means your wind turbine can to some degree be self governing. If everything is adjusted correctly, and you live in perfect land, you should be able to make your windmill rotate at the same speed regardless of the wind speed, as long as there is enough to get the thing spinning in the first place. But at your address, there always is. If you live in perfect land.
Unlike in the universe depicted in the previous post, the wind in this universe doesn't create ever bigger arrows as it's bluster increases. It creates the same size arrows, they just have more power on the inside. If you are already confused by everything that came before this paragraph, you can safely ignore this one without fear of missing out on anything of importance. In fact, if I were you, I'd go back to the beginning of this paragraph, and simply skip over it.
To this bit.
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