Science Fair Help

Discussion on Stirling or "hot air" engines (all types)
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PJASkid
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Science Fair Help

Post by PJASkid » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:59 pm

So I Recently Purchased A Stirling Engine From Sunny Tech And Trying To Run A Belt Over The Larger Flywheel To A DC Brush Motor To Push The Motor In Reverse To Attempt To Make A Generator Can Anyone Help Me With A Setup So I Can Get More Torque And Be Able To Push The DC Brush Motor Thanks!

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Re: Science Fair Help

Post by thanh-cuibap » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:06 pm

Hi PJASkid ! you can see my video , if you want ..i can help you, but a want to see your stirling engine ..
http://www.stirlingengineforum.com/view ... f=1&t=2190

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Re: Science Fair Help

Post by PJASkid » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:14 pm

Here is a link to the motor

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Re: Science Fair Help

Post by thanh-cuibap » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:28 pm


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Re: Science Fair Help

Post by Ian S C » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:27 am

I don't think you'll run the generator by driving it with the flywheel, it should run with the smaller pulley. Another thing you might try, Connect the generator to a battery, you should be ok up to three dry cells/4.5volts, and get the Stirling Engine turning over in the normal direction(no flame under it), leave it running quite fast for a few minutes, then feel the end where it is normally heated, it should be quite cool, maybe even a bit frosty, mean while the cold end cooling fins should have started to warm up. In industry large motors are run this way to produce liquid gas.
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