The Mod-1 machine was assembled without the blades, tested, and sent to the site at Boone, North Carolina for erection. The blades were transported directly to the site. A series of checkout tests were then conducted to evaluate performance and loads. The results of these tests compared well with the design data.
Document ID: 19800011334. Accession ID: 80N19614. DOE/NASA/1010-80/6. NASA-TM-81444. E-364. Wind Energy Conf.; 9-11 Apr. 1980; Boulder, CO; United States.