Windpower Prop, Seen Close Up, Is Massive

They look so graceful when they're spinning

Windmill Tine
"Oversize Load" is an understatementvia Boing Boing Gadgets

A single prop for a wind turbine has been caught in the wild by Dogmantra, a friend of the Boing Boing Gadgets blog.

We've covered wind power several times before, but this close-up provides context to describe the startling size of these things. Mock-ups or distant pictures of wind farms are one thing, but seeing a single gargantuan tine almost taking out highway signs is another thing entirely. These wind turbines are truly humbling in scale.