10.02.2007

Just Curious

Saw this elsewhere:
I've been lucky enough to drive to Houston 4 times over the last 6 weeks. On all 4 trips, I've passed flat-bed trucks heading north on 45 carrying long, white, metal objects that I can best describe as looking like airplane wings. Does anyone know what I'm seeing?
I've seen the same thing coming through Decatur - but have never been quick enough to snap a picture. I think they are the blades for a wind turbine used for electricity purposes. But I could be wrong.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have seen them quite a bit. They are the blades for the large windmills or wind turbines that the tree huggers are so fond of.

mzchief said...

Most likely they are the blades to the windmills for a wind farm.

Anonymous said...

they are the blades for the wind turbines that are being put up between breckenridge and abilene. it is really a sight to see how many of these huge things they can put somewhere

Anonymous said...

Barry, you're right, those things are huge!! Also you might notice sometimes what looks like the biggest and the longest peice of pipe you've ever seen on a long arse 18 wheeler w/escort, that will be the tower for the propeller. I know that the diameter of the "tube" is large enough to drive a full size pick-up through and still have about 4ft. left above the roof. I've seen it done!!

Anonymous said...

They are not being driven to Cape Cod because even though Ted Kennedy hates big oil and wants alternative energy so long as it's not in his own backyard or obstructs his view of the ocean. Don't you just love the mindset of the liberal weenies.

Anonymous said...

There are these two brothers from Ohio, Wilbur and Orville if I remember correctly, and they are working on this new fangled flying contraption. These objects are being shipped to a small town in North Carolina, named Kitty Hawk

Anonymous said...

They are indeed blades for a wind turbine. There is a wind farm being built near Saint Jo and we have seen lots of those blades on 287 lately heading north.

Anonymous said...

i think they are airplane wings.

the fake joe duty

Anonymous said...

Haven't you seen the factory just South of Gainesville where they are being manufactured (West side of 35)?
Maybe some are destined for that Gamesa Energy installation at Barton Chapel in Jack County?
http://www.awea.org/projects/texas.html

goober said...

They are indeed blades for a windmill turbine and are amnufactored in Gainesville, TX. You can see the storage yard on the left (west side of I35) just before you cross the river.

Anonymous said...

If they are manufactured in Gainesville, why are we seeing them coming up I-45 from Houston going north on 287???????

Anonymous said...

They are UFO propellars from Aurora being shipped to White Sands,N.M. for safe keeping then on to Area 51 in Nevada where they will be used to film an episode of C.S.I.

Anonymous said...

liberal weenies...Ahh.. you got to love those sweet, innocent, caring greedy ass Repub's. Screw the enviroment, screw the people, we must make MONEY....Yes money, oh sweet sweet money..i feel it.. yes yes money ahh...I must sleep now.

Anonymous said...

I'm fairly certain that they're used to prop up mzchief's gigantic ego.

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone, I think they might be blades for those giant wind turbine propellers. you know the ones that convert wind into energy? I think they are either manufactured in houston or just south of Gainesville (right off of I-35 on the west side?). I believe they are being used for a wind farm near Breckenridge/Abilene/Saint Jo/Palm Springs/Jack County/White Sands NM. I'm pretty sure they use 287 to get them to their final destination somewhere north of Decatur.

Sincerely,
Captain Obvious

P.S. conservatives and liberals don't get along.

Anonymous said...

Liberal weenies will be all for wind energy as soon as they can figure out a way to tax it.

rpm said...

I thought I read in Texas Monthly that they were being made in The Netherlands and shipped to Houston.

But I like 2:42's answer.

Anonymous said...

They are wind turbine blades that are made by a company in Germany,they arive via ship in the Port of Houston and then are sent by truck over land. Each blade is about 85' so the overall prop span is about 180'. Just a little longer than my trailer.

Anonymous said...

They are so big, it takes a radio tuned to Rush Limbaugh in front of them to make them spin really fast.

Anonymous said...

Stop doing that coke Barry....your starting to see hlicopters like in goodfellas!

Anonymous said...

I have heard that they are being coated in Gainesville. They are not manufactured at that site. The facility is not large enough to manufactur the blades. I think that they are powder coated.

Anonymous said...

They are manufactured in Gainesville. They are also manufactured in Houston and Brazil. Have you ever been to a wind farm? You should it is quite the experience...they are huge!

Anonymous said...

They are not made in Gainesville. They are painted by Spraylac, MFG there. Perhaps we have T. Boone Pickens to thank. Liberals should be nicer to "big oil," as he is investing his own money into huge amounts of land and windmills to create windfarms from SW Texas to Canada.