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Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:27 am
by Ian S C
First thing to do before you build an untried design is to find a simple, conventional design, and build that and get it working. You are now part way to getting something else working. good luck. Ian S C

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:04 am
by DLantz
Thank you Ian!

Howdy from the sticks of Missouri

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:48 pm
by junkrigsailor
Howdy, all.

I'm an old geezer, disabled veteran, no longer employed, with a lifelong fondness for gadgets. I've known Stirlings existed for some years but have just lately become fascinated by them.
I have a particular interest in understanding and attempting to do actual work with the low temperature difference designs. I have a vision of building a biggish one into the deck of our well house, exposing one plate to the cool of the dug well and heating the other with a passive solar "tin can panel," and using it to pump water into elevated storage. Since we would only be drawing on the water for a couple big animals, some cats, dogs, chickens and small gardens, I wouldn't have to move much per hour. We don't make personal or household use of the water.
Since I haven't even built my first table top mini model, I obviously have a ways to go. But it's fun to think on.

Jeff

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:11 am
by Ledlights
Hi All,

I'm a scientist and DIY enthusiast who has an interest in Stirling engines. When I first found them on Youtube, I was hooked and I'm particularly interested in the practical applications of FPSEs. I look forward to contributing.

Steve

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:27 pm
by mlappin
Guess I’m the newbie now.

I’ve seen sterlings in the past on youtube and was intrigued then, may have a use for em when we do trade shows. I sell the HeatmasterSS brand of gasifying outdoor wood boilers and we just got done with the biggest four day festival in Indiana, haven’t heard this years totals yet but last year they had over 500,000 people thru it. First three days were great far as weather, the wife even had a light jacket on the a few times the first couple of days, the last day was miserable though, high 80’s and humid.

Next year I think I’ll actually be allowed to run a boiler for a live demonstration or a live burn as we call it, thinking was this, with an endless supply of 180 degree water, I was wondering if a sterling could be built to run off that for the heat supply, then use the stirling to run a small auto alternator then that would be hooked to a battery to even out the power supply, run an inverter off the battery to power a small high efficiency window AC unit as I had several comments today that if I could make the stove blow cold air they’d buy it on the spot :big smile:

I already have a pretty decently equipped shop with two MIG machines, a plasma cutter, a standard and large drill press, a Bridgeport and a lathe, plan on doing a few kits first before actually trying anything from scratch. If something is needed that I don’t have I have a friend that has a very well equipped shop that he turns experimental parts out for turbine fuel control systems.

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:45 am
by Ian S C
mlappin, you are sure set up to build a Stirling Engine, try a small one first, then rather than an auto alternator, find a suitable sized DC motor with permanent magnet, either field or armature, brushed will give you DC out, brushless AC out. Auto alternators are too inefficient, and need high revs before they will strike and generate. DC motors, treadmill machines, larger old stile printers, copy machines.
Ian S C

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:22 am
by Alexandr
Hi! I am Alexander, I'm from Ukraine.
I am the inventor, and I have interest of Stirling engine.
In RU-net Stirling topic is died. And I'm here.
Sorry my English is very bad.

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:59 am
by WildBillCody
Alexandr, your English is way better than my Russian :)

Hi,
Mike from the US, I just found out about Stirling engines about two months ago, I have made three so far from soda cans, I really want to make a bigger one and I am on the lookout for supplies. I have always loved steam engines and the old hit and miss engines, I love that the Stirlings are so simple.
Thanks for having me.

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:02 pm
by brian hughes
Hi, I'm new here... except that I'm not. I've registered about 3 years ago, but such is the state of my memory that I'd completely forgotten about it. I'm in the UK, my main interest at the moment is charcoal making stoves, so I've more heat than I know what to do with. And that's why I'm here. The question on my mind at the moment is: if a limiting factor on a combustion powered Stirling engine is the hot flue gas->metal->working fluid heat transfer, could the flue gas not itself be used as the working fluid? The displacer draws in a charge of hot flue gas, displaces it into the cold area, and uses reed valves to maintain a throughput? I might be better looking at flame licker engines, but any comments are welcome.

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:02 am
by Trevor
Hi all. My name is Trevor and I have had some difficulty getting in, but I am please to say Darryl Boyd helped me to get here. I am a retired desal engineer who is interested in Hot Air engines and have made a few different types, these being small and mostly of aluminium. Just recently made one of SS and looking forward to some help from those that can.
Regards Trevor

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:45 am
by James
Hi everyone,

I am James. I came across a YouTube video about Stirling Engines recently and I am now absolutely hooked! It amazes me what the potential of this machine can be if we resolve a few of the remaining technical issues. I would like to see it one day becoming an open source technology that can be available to anyone and everyone to benefit from if they so chose to build it.

Happy building everyone!

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:50 pm
by Kashtan
Hi to all.
I am Igor. My interesting overclocking of computers, through all the available cooling options based compressors, reached Stirling. I hope I will find the answers here.
Best regards.

Re: "Hi...We are new here!"

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:14 pm
by AA14142
Hi everyone!

I'm new in this forum.
I'm a computer technician, but I have always been passionate about new engine and energy saving.
One month ago I got a success building a quarter-wavelength thermoacoustic standingwave generator, this cause in me a desire to increse my knowledge! And this I Think is the right place.

Good luck to everyone!

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:03 am
by richjbarnett
Hi All,

I'm Richard.

I'm a mature student in my final year of B.Eng Mechanical Engineering. My background is pretty much all engineering biased. I work as a precision engineer so have access to a wide range of machinery, lathes, mills, tigs etc etc. I've looked at Stirling engines over the years but have decided to design and build one for my final project.

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:14 pm
by cbstirling2
Hello,
My name is Chris and I am technically minded, but I am mainly here for curiosity.