You require a lot of technical skills if you want to build a windmill at your home, as building a windmill is not a very easy task. It requires a lot of hard work and a lot of technical knowledge. If you are very good with your hands and if you are very good at building things then you should try building a windmill yourself but if you are not so good with handy work then you should definitely consider hiring a professional for the job. Because a professional will usually give you high quality work, you will most probably get the work done on very cheap rates in comparison with purchasing a windmill.

Designing windmill models is not a very easy task. You have to be good at geometry, physics, and electrical engineering. To design windmill models you should first draw paper windmill models so that you can get a better idea of the complexity of the project.  

To build a windmill model you need to have a few very common things before you start. You need tape, glue, heavy duty construction paper, paper fastener and sticks of wood that are about 12 inches long and 2 inches wide.

To build your own windmill models you should first of all study the blueprints. If you found them on internet, you should definitely print them. Take the glue and the cardboard or construction paper and stiff them. Then, cut out the pattern carefully as described in the blueprints and attach the windmill blades to those stiff construction papers which you have glued. When you attach the blades on the windmill model, the blades will start to rotate slowly, as you will see. Attach the vane of the windmill in the right place. Now your windmill model is constructed and ready to be placed anywhere you want to place it. After you have fixed the windmill model on the ground or any other place where the wind speed is constant then you will observe that the blades of the windmill will start to work when the wind blows. This windmill model will generate a little amount of electricity and you can sometimes consider what different choices you have to utilize this electricity produced by it.

A few important tips while building windmill models is that you take very good care while you are cutting the patterns. It’s very important that while you are cutting the blades you keep their design intact; otherwise the windmill models will not work properly. If you want to build bigger windmill models then you should get a proper set and proper guide which tells you in detail how to build them or call an expert who can help you build your windmill.

Windmill lighters are one of the most essentials high-tech survival tools, made to allow a spark in any condition.

Withstanding 70-80mph winds, altitudes bigger than 9000’ or temperatures close to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, they are perfect for activities in extreme weather. Still, there are some things you should take into consideration when using a windmill lighter at extreme altitudes, in order to take advantage of a successful ignition.

First of all, proper fuel for your windmill lighter must be used. It is most recommended that “triple refined” or “premium” butane gas is used at all altitudes. It would be best if you could keep the fuel tank of your windmill lighter at a higher level as possible. Some of the best brands that produce fuel are Colibri, Vector and Lucienne.

It is also very important that, before using the newly fueled windmill lighter, the fuel’s temperature is equalized. In order to achieve that, after refilling the lighter with butane gas, keep it in your hand for about 2 minutes.

Another tip to have a prefect ignition is not to let your lighter freeze. Although windmill lighters work in extreme weather conditions, if the temperature goes down lower than -40 degrees Fahrenheit, they should be kept from freezing. This should be a very easy task, because all you have to do is to keep them somewhere away from the coldness outside, in a pocket for example.

Some other important thing to consider, is not to treat your windmill lighter as if it were a flint lighter, meaning, you should not push the ignition button repeatedly in a successive, quick way. Using your lighter this way would only decrease your chances to ignition. That is why it should be used with precaution, with slow movements.

A proper adjustment of the flow of butane gas with the altitude, is also very important. So, when dealing with higher altitudes, it is recommended to reduce the flow of butane gas, as it allows this way for more oxygen to get inside the combustion chamber, and thus facilitates the ignition. This can be done by simply turning the flame adjusting ring clockwise towards the “-” mark. On the other hand, when dealing with lower altitudes, you should spin it in the opposite way, towards the “+” mark, as oxygen is in a greater supply.

Windmill lighters are indeed a very useful technology and as long as you use them the right way, they will surely give all the help you need, no matter the weather condition.