Alpha type engines built from recycled materials

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alberto_55
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Alpha type engines built from recycled materials

Post by alberto_55 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:19 am

It's the first time I post in the forum, so take the opportunity to greet everyone.
Since I met this engine, fell in love with them for their simplicity and efficiency, and I decided to build one of them, using recycled materials.
I invite you to visit my gallery on youtube, I hope you like them.

http://www.youtube.com/user/airemotor

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Re: I present my little motors Alpha type Stirling

Post by fullofhotair » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:52 am

Albert-55
Welcome to the forum.
Very nice little engine. What did you make the pistons out of ? What do you think the RPM is?

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Re: I present my little motors Alpha type Stirling

Post by alberto_55 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:34 pm

Thanks for your comment.
The pistons are glass syringes, the rpm I have not measured yet.
greetings.

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Re: Alpha type engines built from recycled materials

Post by theropod2 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:10 pm

Welcome. Great work!

What are you using for con rods?

Can you get some close-up photos?

RS

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Re: Alpha type engines built from recycled materials

Post by alberto_55 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:02 pm

Rods are hard brass strips. You can see the engines in more detail in internet if you search "youtube airemotor". They are high resolution videos and they look pretty good.

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Re: Alpha type engines built from recycled materials

Post by Dusty007 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:29 am

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Re: Alpha type engines built from recycled materials

Post by pyroevil » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:53 am

really nice engine!
You use glass syringes for pistons and you cover it with copper pipe for the look ?
How did you weld you copper and metal , it's look like you use metal epoxy ( like JB Weld ).

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Re: Alpha type engines built from recycled materials

Post by alberto_55 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:44 am

jeringillas are covered by the copper tube heating.
Tin solder is held well because the nuts are brass, and coins are covered with a layer of copper.

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Re: Alpha type engines built from recycled materials

Post by Longboy » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:36 pm

I like your hard drive and....tape heads? for flywheels. I've seen your Youtubes......good job! What is your piston material?

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Re: Alpha type engines built from recycled materials

Post by alberto_55 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:44 pm

Hello
Flywheels are hard or head VHS VCRs discs.
The pistons are glass syringes 2 milliliters.

A greeting.

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