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  1. Basic Stirling Engine
    Basic Stirling Engine
    Basic Stirling Engine
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  2. Basic Stirling Engine

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (12 reviews)
    Price R2878.00

Product Description

  • Stirling Engine runs on external heat (flame)
  • Unique, Educational and a start to a great collecttion
  • Dstar offer parts and FAQ's on this and all there Engines. DSTAR also offers a limited warranty.
  • Unit is 4" x 6" by about 3 inches tall
Additional Information

The Stirling Engine is an External Combustion Engine (the heat source is outside the engine) and can use any available source of adequate heat or cold. It is a classic illustration of converting heat energy into mechanical work using a thermodynamic cycle similar to the well-known Carnot cycle. In this case, however, the engine needs two pistons, a small power piston and a larger "displacement piston" that also stores heat energy. This Sterling engine operates off a burning alcohol lamp that runs a piston. It is an excellent 'toy' for hobbyists or as a serious demonstration model for work or classrooms. All units are tested before shipping.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This motor came with several spare parts for service and repair. It is good to know that I have these parts regardless if I will need them. This motor is a good model and works very well and would buy it again. In the paperwork that came with the motor states that it runs best with 95% Isopropyl Alcohol however it is difficult to find anything stronger the 90% Isopropyl to which does not burn with the amount of heat need to run the motor. Kerosene works very well however you will need to start the motor by hand after it heats up.
When running I noticed a bit more vibration in the motor then I thought should be there. This vibration did cause the motor to move on the table it is on. I found that the (2) pistons rods were at a angle where they attach to the flywheels, I placed a spacer between the piston rods and the flywheel so the piston rods were stright and true which, allows the motor to run with a lot less vibration. The thickness of the spacers are 1.5mm. If anyone has a... Read more
I am very sorry. I posted that one part was missing while it was not. I do not know how to change my previous negative review (easy on Ebay but not here). I received your message on my phone. You are the best seller ever and it is my fault that I did not see that part I tought it was missing.
Excellent desktop product. Professionally finished and looks good even standing still. Fill the burner with alcohol and watch her chug along. Some spare parts included make me think this will be sitting on my desk as a conversation starter for many years. Learn the closed system gas laws science behind this device and look even smarter when you get the thing going. Well worth the $100+ price.
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