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Discussion on Stirling or "hot air" engines (all types)
brian hughes
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Post by brian hughes » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:02 pm

Hi, I'm new here... except that I'm not. I've registered about 3 years ago, but such is the state of my memory that I'd completely forgotten about it. I'm in the UK, my main interest at the moment is charcoal making stoves, so I've more heat than I know what to do with. And that's why I'm here. The question on my mind at the moment is: if a limiting factor on a combustion powered Stirling engine is the hot flue gas->metal->working fluid heat transfer, could the flue gas not itself be used as the working fluid? The displacer draws in a charge of hot flue gas, displaces it into the cold area, and uses reed valves to maintain a throughput? I might be better looking at flame licker engines, but any comments are welcome.

Trevor
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Post by Trevor » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:02 am

Hi all. My name is Trevor and I have had some difficulty getting in, but I am please to say Darryl Boyd helped me to get here. I am a retired desal engineer who is interested in Hot Air engines and have made a few different types, these being small and mostly of aluminium. Just recently made one of SS and looking forward to some help from those that can.
Regards Trevor

James
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Post by James » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:45 am

Hi everyone,

I am James. I came across a YouTube video about Stirling Engines recently and I am now absolutely hooked! It amazes me what the potential of this machine can be if we resolve a few of the remaining technical issues. I would like to see it one day becoming an open source technology that can be available to anyone and everyone to benefit from if they so chose to build it.

Happy building everyone!

Kashtan
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Post by Kashtan » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:50 pm

Hi to all.
I am Igor. My interesting overclocking of computers, through all the available cooling options based compressors, reached Stirling. I hope I will find the answers here.
Best regards.

AA14142
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Post by AA14142 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:14 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm new in this forum.
I'm a computer technician, but I have always been passionate about new engine and energy saving.
One month ago I got a success building a quarter-wavelength thermoacoustic standingwave generator, this cause in me a desire to increse my knowledge! And this I Think is the right place.

Good luck to everyone!

richjbarnett
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Post by richjbarnett » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:03 am

Hi All,

I'm Richard.

I'm a mature student in my final year of B.Eng Mechanical Engineering. My background is pretty much all engineering biased. I work as a precision engineer so have access to a wide range of machinery, lathes, mills, tigs etc etc. I've looked at Stirling engines over the years but have decided to design and build one for my final project.

cbstirling2
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Post by cbstirling2 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:14 pm

Hello,
My name is Chris and I am technically minded, but I am mainly here for curiosity.
CBStirling2

wromble
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Post by wromble » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:06 am

Hello all,

I'm a pure real beginner, but love my mittle stirling engines. Now, I would like to begin to build some.

Best wishes to you all,

Antoine,
Nancy, Lorraine, France (<-- not 3 surnames, but a city, a region and a country :)

sbooder
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Location: Briis-sous-Forges, France

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Post by sbooder » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:59 am

Hi All,
newbie here. I have just ordered one of those cheap Chinese engines from an online shop to get to grips with the principles and am gathering parts for my own creation. I have built a single piston lamina flow engine before using the free Airpot piston sample, but not a Stirling engine with displacer and piston.

I have just removed the compressor unit from one of those power-tanks (which I use to power my telescope) and the piston section seems almost ready made for the job of the power piston, just a few modifications and sourcing the actual piston. The piston that is already in there is not adequate for the job. If anyone else has used one of these, maybe they have some tips for me? Always willing to learn.

Thanks & kind regards,
Simon.
Kind regards,
Simon

curiosity
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Post by curiosity » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:01 pm

Hey G'day,

Well I started collecting and fixing steam and Stirling Engines seemed to take over. So now its Stirling engines with an interest in flame lickers and steam. lol..

Hutch687
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Post by Hutch687 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:24 am

Hi, I'm new to the site, and I am building a large LTD Stirling Engine to power my home!

Lindom
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Post by Lindom » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:12 pm

Well now.
This being my first post I'll take this opportunity to say hello to every other Sterling Engine enthusiast in the world. Hi All .

I live in Lincoln in the UK and have been retired now for 16yrs and building Sterlings helps me keep my mind active.

Nice place to pick some one's brains when my constructions don't go to plan.

Thanks a lot.

Lindom
(Michael)

Ian S C
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Location: New Zealand

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Post by Ian S C » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:38 am

Welcome Michael, Stirling Engines are addictive, but apart from the occasional burnt finger, reasonably harmless.
Ian S C

thenewenginemaker
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im new

Post by thenewenginemaker » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:28 am

so hi everybody im a engineer just starting to learn some skills and i would like to make a stirling engine myself and i am 17 years old

justinhcase
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Post by justinhcase » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:42 pm

Hi.
I am Justin ,I live in Devon England and have a love of all systems and artisan methods of production.
Most of my free time is spent making new equipment as I find off the shelf kit a waste of time.

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