Sterling cycle engine?

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 16:13
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Steam engine spit seems V. difficult to make so I've been advised to make a Sterling Cycle Engine.

Problem is... I've never heard of one!

What are they? How do they work?

Any ideas?

The goal is to make a spit that turns using only the energy created by the campfire.

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Reply By: MrBitchi - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 16:24

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 16:24
Google is your friend......
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Reply By: Aston - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 18:31

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 18:31
iMusty(VIC)

ITS A HOT AIR ENGINE

Unless you are able to make one from castings etc that are available from lots of model suppliers.

go to a manufacturer of spit equipment and purchase a motor or strip a good bosch or lucas wiper motor down and add to the gearing at least it will be 12volt

Cheers Aston
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 18:42

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 18:42
>ITS A HOT AIR ENGINE

In that case this forum should provide enough energy to rotate a couple of sides of beef at considerable speed :)

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 18:45

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 18:45
thats why the world spins faster ...every now and then
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Follow Up By: TheUndertaker - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 19:44

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 19:44
With the amount of hot air that comes and goes on this forum , me thinks that instead of a 4x4 we are all driving/piloting a balloon,,,,
Just took my beloved on a flight over brisvegas for her 40th ,only one word can describe hot air ballooning ,,,MAGIC .
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Reply By: Bros - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 18:45

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 18:45
iMusty,
Have a dekko at "HOW STUFF WORKS" on a google search.
Cheers,
Bros.
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Reply By: drivesafe - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 19:08

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 19:08
Hi iMusty, I don’t quite get what your posting is about, but I looked into Sterling engines many years ago, before the internet was about and there was a fair bit of info around then.

The principals of the engine have been around for about 150 years but there are not to many production models about.

The best thing about the engines is that they can be designed to run on anything that will produce heat, from solar reflectors to any form of fuel.
And I mean from timber fires to hydrogen or even high tech racing fuel, if you wanted to.
As posted above, do a net search and keep us informed on what you come up with.

By the way, just because the engine was invented so long ago has little relevance with the way it could very easily be put to effective use today. Look into it and I would be surprised if you are not as interested in it as many other people are.
Cheer
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