Talk:Kinetic Wind Generator

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Anybody has an idea of what are the best attitudes for the types of rotors? I noticed that wood for example gets damaged much faster if the wind goes over 60, so what's the highest recommended attitude so this doesn't happen?--Pokeblink (talk) 16:31, 15 November 2016 (CET)

Generally you want to use the best materials that you can reliably acquire on an ongoing basis. I like the Refined Iron Rotor because once you have the necessary machines, it uses the same amount of iron as the regular Iron Rotor. Take the rotor out when you don't need the power to avoid unnecessary wear. --Trifler (talk) 18:02, 15 November 2016 (CET)

Yeah thanks for the advice, but I was wondering because sometimes the wind is very weak and I wanted to have rotors of all tiers at different heights, obviously the best heights as possible, this with the objective of producing energy while being afk or without the need to micro manage changing rotors when wind slows down. I am using thermal expansion so there is not a problem producing lots of rotors of every tier and automating them so there is always one even if they break. This is why I was interested in knowing what was the best attitude for each rotor tier, so they worked at their maximum efficiency but without the possibility of being over their maximum allowed wind strength and receiving extra damage because of that.--Pokeblink (talk) 06:55, 17 November 2016 (CET)

Oh, you mean altitude. I didn't understand. To answer your question: Your best bet is to make a Windmeter. This will tell you the wind strength at whatever altitude you're currently at. The Wooden Rotor will withstand a maximum wind strength of 60. However, storms increase wind strength by 50%, so if you want your rotors to survive all weather conditions then you would need to place them where the wind strength is 40. Likewise, an Iron Rotor would need to be placed where the wind strength is no higher than 50, because 50 * 1.5 = 75. --Trifler (talk) 09:48, 17 November 2016 (CET)

Ah thanks, yeah not a native english speaker so sometimes I mess up my words. Since wind is random, how do I know what is the maximum wind strength for a certain y height though?--Pokeblink (talk) 06:08, 21 November 2016 (CET)

The wind varies somewhat, but it's not completely random. It still gets higher as you go up until you reach 160 y. Use the Windmeter to find the approximate spot and then use trial and error to find the exact spot. --Trifler (talk) 09:39, 21 November 2016 (CET)

Alright I have been experimenting a lot today and I have found in my creative world that the wind is superb in an ocean biome apparently. I was using an extreme hills biome in my main world, but now that I have tested the wind in the ocean biome, the rotors almost never stop, it is incredible. Unless the wind is somehow great whole day today, but I doubt it. almost 5 hours of non stop 48-60 wind power at y160. This was in creative mode though, so I'll test again in survival, in several biomes for some hours.--Pokeblink (talk) 03:15, 22 November 2016 (CET)