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Re: Stirling engines.

Postby The vast minority » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:23 am

Panky wrote:How about a mini spot lamp shining from below


Yer, that's a posibullity I considered with one minor change to your suggestion. An incandescent mini spot would deffo work, shining on the top plate with the base plate on the glass. This would make for reverse Stirling running. Your suggestion would also work as it would heat the entire shelf and thus the base plate so would run forwards.

The lights I bought for the cabinets are led but I find they do gave a small heat output which may be enough if I put some directly under the base plate, not below the glass.




I shall let you know.

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Re: Stirling engines.

Postby The vast minority » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:08 am

Sorted and its been running 24 hours now non-stop at around 90 revs with a room temp of 18 degrees.

Done with waste heat from the router,
Well pleased with the result, now need to buy spiral binding to tidy the wires up.

pop-pop boat next :D

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Re: Stirling engines.

Postby Panky » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:40 am

Excellent :D
It will need it's 5000 mile service soon
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Re: Stirling engines.

Postby The vast minority » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:00 am

It's stabilised at 84 rpm and has been running non-stop since last Saturday 4th Feb, that's 120,960 revs a day

It will be over the million revs mark non-stop by Monday evening assuming no power cut or mechanical failure.

Great fun..
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Re: Stirling engines.

Postby Panky » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:03 am

Excellent :D
I think I pushed my pop can version a bit too far, it packed up after running for about four hours :( Mind you it was flat out :D
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Re: Stirling engines.

Postby The vast minority » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:28 am

Update for the heck of it.
Started it up on the 4th of Feb, today is the 7th of March and it has run continuously. Thus, I expect it will run forever as long as the heat source is switched on.
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Re: Stirling engines.

Postby Panky » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:18 am

That's 3,628,800 revs :D
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Re: Stirling engines.

Postby The vast minority » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:13 am

Indeed, If I had a penny for every rev i would have £36,288 quid, more than enough to build a pop can V8 :D
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