Search found 153 matches

by cbstirling2
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: small wood gassifier generator
Replies: 11
Views: 4060

Re: small wood gassifier generator

Crankshaft is parts you don't need. Use a 90 degree split engine on the same pin on a flywheel.
by cbstirling2
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: small wood gassifier generator
Replies: 11
Views: 4060

Re: small wood gassifier generator

Btw, that Japanese Ross alpha toy that I posted about produces 1 watt of power enough for usb. That's approximately 0.5 inch bore, so an one inch bore may generate 4 watts. The airpel graphite cylinders are 1 inch bore. For a drive train there is a $65 usd toy model off eBay, use the flywheel as the...
by cbstirling2
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: small wood gassifier generator
Replies: 11
Views: 4060

Re: small wood gassifier generator

What about a wind turbine?
An off grid wood stove CHP is technically possible but it never took off commercially.
by cbstirling2
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Heinrich Motor hot air engine
Replies: 8
Views: 3772

Re: Heinrich Motor hot air engine

Flywheels are needed to supply energy for the complete rotation especially under load. For no load, I doubt the engine requires both flywheels. I recommend just trying to get it running as is. Oil everything with marvel mystery oil and hook up the higher port to a garden hose and heat it up and see ...
by cbstirling2
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Heinrich Motor hot air engine
Replies: 8
Views: 3772

Re: Heinrich Motor hot air engine

Wilson, have you tried running it? You'll want to use a light oil - sewing machine oil. Typically those engines have two flywheels. Hopefully, yours doesn't require it. From what I've read a Bunsen burner should be enough to make it go. To get more power try ice water for the coolant. That could hel...
by cbstirling2
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Heinrich Motor hot air engine
Replies: 8
Views: 3772

Re: Heinrich Motor hot air engine

Ian, of course I want a full size vintage hor air engine!
I like to go to old tractor and steam shows.
I have yet to see a full size water pumping hot air engine in the last 30 years. Very rare in these parts.
I do remember my father showing me one at a show when I was young. It's a vague memory.
by cbstirling2
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Heinrich Motor hot air engine
Replies: 8
Views: 3772

Re: Heinrich Motor hot air engine

Xmas arrived early! So much want one...
by cbstirling2
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Stirling powered toy car
Replies: 6
Views: 2775

Stirling powered toy car

I got a Meccano kit and made a toy Stirling car.
I was going to use gear reduction but I read gears rob power with friction. The rubber band drive has a nice feature as acting like a clutch as they stretch and spring back.

by cbstirling2
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: What a difference a flue makes! +75%
Replies: 15
Views: 7724

Re: What a difference a flue makes! +75%

Ian, from your alpha how many watts of electrical power are you able to generate?
What's the bore and stroke?
And it looks like you built it to be pressurized. How much does that increase the power by which pressure?
by cbstirling2
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: What a difference a flue makes! +75%
Replies: 15
Views: 7724

Re: What a difference a flue makes! +75%

A guy is selling these things on eBay. It was a long wait to convince my wife. But I finally got the Japanese Ross linkage engine. I'm very impressed with the power. It produces enough electricity to run a 6 volt motor with 100 milliamps on 90 pct alcohol. Probably the most powerful of my stirling e...
by cbstirling2
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Very clever Siemens style 8 cylinder engine
Replies: 3
Views: 2442

Very clever Siemens style 8 cylinder engine

The cleverness of a Siemens engine is that uses the same bore twice which is more efficient. In https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsD8aI6nPV0 instead of a wobble plate, he uses 8 gears arranged in an octagon. Jump to 4:48 to see gears. How does this compare to a wobble plate design? A four cylinder co...
by cbstirling2
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Thermo like propane engine
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

Re: Thermo like propane engine

Looks like a Duplex brand beta-type Stirling

Perhaps a Chinese brand? I wonder if they were made in large quantities?
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=156942
by cbstirling2
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Thermo like propane engine
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

Thermo like propane engine

I saw this model engine on eBay listed for only 20 usd from China.
Looks propane powered and similar to the Thermo antique engines. I didn't buy as it seemed too good to be true. Anyone know about the engine?


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Air-Engine ... 2794495605
by cbstirling2
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: New to Stirling Engines...where to start?!
Replies: 7
Views: 4339

Re: New to Stirling Engines...where to start?!

There are many types of Stirling engines. Alpha, beta, gamma etc
Lots to read, but fun to learn
by cbstirling2
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: First Sterling Finally Running
Replies: 24
Views: 8517

Re: First Sterling Finally Running

Have the model be vertical with hot side down. Less friction.