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by DrJekyll
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: I have tried multiple times and can not build a soda can sterling engine :-(
Replies: 3
Views: 841

I have tried multiple times and can not build a soda can sterling engine :-(

I bought Jim Larsens book and bought all the supplies I needed. I also have seen his series (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsPHntNMjGA) I can not get it to work. I am not sure, but I believe my main issue is bending the crank shaft correctly at the correct distance from the center of the coke can ...
by DrJekyll
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines
Replies: 15
Views: 3310

Re: 1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines

As I have read and reread your posts I have come to think that you would be much better off using a fluidyne to drive an airpump, the airpump being responsible for the oxygenation. A fluidyne is only about 100 times simpler to build than the ltd Stirling. It is effective, nearly foolproof to build ...
by DrJekyll
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines
Replies: 15
Views: 3310

Re: 1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines

Why drive a fan underwater ? Well I wanted the fan to be propeller blades. My idea was to find a way to oxygenate water in a around 20 gallon glass tank (water gets oxygen through water agitation) during the day only using the sun and freznel lens..... So since your way more experienced then me when...
by DrJekyll
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines
Replies: 15
Views: 3310

Re: 1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines

I want to try to understand how big you mean? Would something built slightly taller in size then the sterling ltd fan in the following video be enough to move the propeller with magnets attached that would be underwater https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3gOCs6GGuUA ? Or do you mean like it would need to...
by DrJekyll
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines
Replies: 15
Views: 3310

Re: 1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines

I really appreciate all the help. let me explain my vision and perhaps that will make this much simpler and you can tell me if what I imagine is possible or if what I imagine requires to much energy or is impossible for some other reason :big smile: Imagine a bright sunny day, all of the following t...
by DrJekyll
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines
Replies: 15
Views: 3310

Re: 1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines

Thank you for the replies. I was actually looking at some research papers now and came across the thermoacoustic Stirling engine? What do you think would be more efficient an LTD sterling or a thermoacoustic Stirling engine, both being run on heat from solar mirrors aimed from the sun? At the youtub...
by DrJekyll
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: 1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines
Replies: 15
Views: 3310

1st post, Never built anything before, have a few questions on Stirling LTD engines

Hello, I am happy that I have finally found a sterling engine forum with what appears to be an active community since the other forums I have seen have no activity. So I have no engineering experience and never built anything ever but I have this urge to build a LTD stirling engine and have found th...

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