Very well made model and makes an excellent display item. You can download your version of instructions via a pdf file. Took me 2 half days to fully build and everything went to plan. Would definitely recommend!!!!
Super happy with my orders, well made and work perfectly. Delivery time is decent and order is allways wrapped real good to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. I highly recommend this store to collectors , educators or hobbyists.
My engine does run. But one of the heating tubes will come out during operation. You only can run it for about 4 minutes until the seals start to show around the heating tube.
Trying to resolve this issue. 😣
Its a neat engine, and it works. But every time I run it white powder scuffs up the inside of the hot cylinder and makes it look bad. Sometimes it runs slow and other times it runs fast.
Have it on a coffee warmer with coins stacked on it to raise the engine to slow the engine down. Works continually and is fun to watch.
Brilliant looking piece of kit. Not run yet at time of writing this but so far so good. This thing looks excellent in a display cabinet!!!
I must admit if it weren’t for YouTube videos I would have struggled to build it all up as instructions on putting it together isn’t too clear. But there’s plenty of videos out there to look at. As for the company Stirling kit.com they’ve been very good, will answer any questions if asked. Very helpful.
Out of the box it wasn't working. I had to balance the piston and flywheel so that it moved a little more freely. I moved the wheel so that the piston was at it's highest position, lifted off the cylinder to let air in, then closed the cylinder. After that I put it on top of my CFL table lamp and it was warm enough to get it going.
I didn't know what to expect, but this kit exceeded my expectations in every way. I learned so much about how engines work and about all the engine parts that I've been hearing about and paying to replace during my last few decades as a car owner, and how the parts fit together and work together to create that fabled four-stroke engine. I learned about the timing belt and the cam shaft and the valves and the pistons and the sparkplugs, and how the starter motor connects to the fuel pump and the crankshaft to start the engine. Dang, this kit was incredible. The packaging was so well designed, and the instructions were really clear. Even though the instruction manual was IN CHINESE (!!!), I was able to use the Google Translate app to figure out what was happening, and the diagrams were really easy to read. The whole experience was absolutely a delight. I highly recommend this kit to anyone who wants to learn more about car engines. I think it's going to have great re-play value, so I'm planning to pass it on to a kid I know. Great value, perfectly described, really great purchase.
Well impressed Good finish used and mini hit and miss engine
brings me an unreasonable amount of joy
Nice kit but it needs a English manual to make it easier to build
This device defines the word "power." I haven't finished my lesson plan for this, because I'm not a science teacher and I don't want to work that hard. I'm not sure if the magnets function solely as a levitating force, or if they also contribute to the spinning motion. Very cool unit. I would like to see what is behind the solar panels, but I don't want to ruin my spinner. Would have been interesting to watch its design develop (weight, length, size/shape of panels). Would be awesome to make one about 30 feet long. It might be quite unwieldy. Thanks. It's a great gift to myself.
Great product quality and work like a charm
I have not received it. And still waiting for it.
A great model engineering master piece combined the precision mechanical engineering (engine itself) and micro power electronic engineering (electric starter with ESC with glow plug power supply). Not only perform outstandingly and also visually very eye attracting. Even placed on the desk, majority of peoples even my wife just thinking it is a piece of mechanical arts!!!
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Pros: Everything shown in the pictures came in the box and it arrived on schedule. I like the quality of the engine... it's made of a good quality metal and the scale of the device is perfect. I'm looking forward to getting it to operate as indicated.
Cons: I haven't been able to get my engine to run, yet. I'm hoping to figure out the problems soon. The instructions that accompany the kit are almost useless. They are missing important steps in assembly and operation of the engine. There are no online videos that show you how to set up your Sterlingkit engine step by step. Also, the instructions should include "Troubleshooting Tips." I suggest that Sterlingkit get an American Ex-Pat who is familiar with the engine and who can speak good English to re-write the instructions and then do NOT copy the instructions on a office copy machine because the pictures are too dark to be useful. The latest problem I have is that the little muffler will not stay in the hole designed for it. Finally, the engine doesn't come is a simple battery holder and connector; you are not told online that is needed to provide the spark, but the engine won't work without it. You either have to make one yourself or buy one at a hobby store or online. I will update this if I can get the engine to run.
This is one heck of a engine, very durable it runs and runs. High quality parts, nice polished look, is a must for any collector looking to add to collection. Packaging was mint, it showed up in perfect condition ready to run. Great price, beautiful look perfect for learning, I highly recommend.