Model V-12 Engine Runs
Check out this model V-12 engine! Gerhard Ullmann starts it up...and let's it run. www.warbirdradio.com
Stirling Engine Powered Canoe
Julian Wood's self-built triple transferator hot-air engine powers his canoe at Thames Traditional Boat Rally. 18th July 2009. Henley on Thames. Transferator engine is made from stainless steel food storage jars. Heat is supplied to engine from propane gas burner located below the hot-caps. One of two Stirling and hot-air engine powered boats taking part at the 32nd Thames Traditional Boat Rally, 2009.
Jet Engine made on a 3D Printer
Made this on a 3D printer. If you want one for yourself, I've put it on: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:114468 Keep away from the blades, they bite! White blades are "Intake" Blue blades are "Compression" Pink blade is "Power" Green blades are "Exhaust" Intake, Compression, Combustion/Power, Exhaust Air is blown against the pink/Power blades, this spins up the inside turbine, (in real life it's usually an electric motor.) Connected to the Power turbine are the Compression blades, these spin up as well and compress the air into the combustion chamber. When the air is compressed enough "Fuel" is added and ignited. This burns and expands, forcing the power turbine to go faster. The burning air/fuel also hit the "Exhaust" blades; these spin the "Intake" blades which push air onto the "Intake" blades, which pushes air into the "Compression" blades. Once the jet is running the "Start" is turned off. This turns the whole thing around and on the end of the shaft is the BIG fan you see when you walk out to your aircraft. The reasons the two fans go in different directions are to cancel out the torque. If they both went in the same direction they would have to push against something to turn, and that would twist the engine off the wing.
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