Originally Posted by Lexx
I would save myself the trouble and invest in a new Rutland 914i. Far more efficient with good performance and output. A friend upgraded his old 910 for similar reasons to yours and he is raving about how well the new one works.
I just dumped and Airbreeze not long ago and will eventually replace it with a new 914i.
...well, as the 914 was a third more expensive than the 913, and as I was quite content with the 910s output, I finally invested in a 913, after Marlec informed me, that they do not have a stator winding for the 910 any more on stock.
And when looking closer at the new machine, I realized, that the whole unit of stator winding/hub moldings (back and front) and airfoil blades did not show major changes to the 910 edition - it even still has the "RUTLAND 910" writing on the frond hub molding!!
So, as the metal nacelle of the 910 was of much better quality than the today's plastic nacelle cover of the 913, I took the 913 apart and transferred the whole 913 turbine to my old 910 housing. This is easly done as you only have to loosen two bolts from the main block, pull out the whole prop and reinstall it on the main block of the 910!
You have to look for the correct wiring, as the old 910 MK II stator winding worked on two phases (two wires -plus two wires for the thermostat leaving the stator axis) and the 913 on three phases. But the correct connection of the now 5 wires to the rectifiers can be easily figured out when following the fault finding manual: http://www.marlec.co.uk/wp-content/u...ing-Manual.pdf
So, everyone who is in love with the traditional look of the 910 just has to buy the hubs and stator for the 913 and install it on the 910!
Yes, the new generators are not as heavy (more plastic), but with using the old 910 housing I was not in need to build a new generator rigg because the 913 and 914 need a 41mm diameter pole...
...and as the prop design of the new 914 looks astonishingly similar to the 910 and 913 I am just wondering, if even the prop of the 914 would fit to the 910? That would be nice - spare parts forever! No planned obsolescence on the Rutland wind chargers of the 91X series... lovely!