Bought for my nephew's bday and he loves it. On top of that, we accidently broke the little glass fuel jar, and the seller was nice enough to send us some spares for free! Great service and product.
What a cool engine! This is the best gift I've ever gotten for someone! The excitement and sheer joy this brings when it runs is awesome! It works great, I used some denatured alcohol and it runs like a charm. Highly recommend!!
What an amazing little engine! It is a beautiful bit of machine engineering and runs like a top! At first the little guy seemed a little tight but loosened up after the first run. I applied a small amount of graphite lubricant to all the points of movement and it purrs like a kitten. Love It!
It is amazing how simply this thing works and the RPMs it can get up to. I am pleased that they sent spare parts also (LED, rubber band and two glass tubes). I wasn't expecting the spare parts. Very simple to operate but due to open flame, I wouldn't trust it with younger children. I would suggest getting a small syringe to fill alcohol bottle. I put the legs of the LED through the generator pins without soldering and it works great.
This is a very high quality engine. There is nothing cheap about it and it is beautifully machined. I'm modifying mine, I'm hooking it up to a potentiometer. Allows me to change speed of the motor from off to full speed. I'm mounting a Matchbox '63 Vette to the potentiometer, on a nice block of wood. As you turn the Vette the speed increases or decreases. Fun little project! Great engine!