Runs great out of the box You have to adjust the air intake and fuel mixture to get the correct vapour mixture for ignition to occur That,s the screw in cap on top of the acrylic fuel and water container and the chrome plated valve on the end of the non combustion cylinder Nice sounding exhaust Timing doesn,t seem that important
This is a beautifully engineered bit of workmanship. It is very small, possibly mass produced but what a work of art. It works very well on compressed air and revs like a conventional engine. Quite what you would use it for is anyones business but to sit on a shelf and if its noticed, it is a good talking point.
I really liked the instructions. They were very clear to understand and was a fun and easy build. I cannot wait to get it started.
This engine is beautifully designed and precisely machined. I did not expect this level of quality at this price level! A great piece to display on a bookshelf, and it's also a lot of fun to watch it run. I used a 75% grain alcohol from a liquor store as a fuel, which worked well.
Very easy to assemble, works well, worth the cost! Sturdy and no vibrations...just wonderful to observe in action :)
I really didn't expect such a high quality.this steam governor Is awesome,workmanship is fantastic.I will buy again.. Mr Pete did a good review
Got one, liked it, bought 2 more for a miniature turbine project I'm working on. Seems to be well balanced but I haven't cranked it up to full 125 PSI steam pressure yet. So far, so good!
cool little thing haven't had a chance to build my boiler to see how it works. but beautifuly made!
I run it off of methanol and top end lube with a little scent added to help regulate the temperature, when compared to gasoline methanol works better with it having a fuel mixer. It can run for over an hour straight with a full tank of methanol. I plan to make a mini homemade ice cream maker with it. great engine for someone that loves a good deal
Truly Satisfied By The Product and The Delivery Too! The product just the same as it is being Displayed while buying. Best Service And Was Also Packed n Received Neatly. And Also In Great Working Condition. All The Expectations are Fullfilled!
Built one for my son, let him build his own. Some parts where missing in his but customer service was amazing hence the 5 star. Its a nest little thing but almost no 'power' while moving but for a little model its pretty neat and teaches kids how an engine works
Very fun physics toy plus the added bonus set shows that there are endless possibilities of fun add-ons to run off the motor. Thanks!
This is a cheap and delicate Stirling engine but it was worth every penny! unlike the more expensive machine brass models, this has no hidden detail.
quick delivery and solid package with lots of bubble wrap Works as advertised, no complaints after 1 week use Very satisfied would buy again A+
It started the first try and ran beautifully right out of the box! I had no issues I would definitely recommend this!
excellent working model. had to true up crankshaft by eye using pliers to stop flywheel running out of true. I’m a very happy man.
It arrived in 9 days after I ordered. As it is made of brass and stainless steel, it is heavy despite its small size. I used Coleman's White Gasoline instead of Gasoline because it has less odor and soot and has better startability. As a precaution, I added 5% of Honda 2-stroke oil. I could easily start it with an electric drill with the attached adapter. The throttle stayed slow and the engine ran for about 30 minutes. A good compression was obtained by running around 3 tanks as a break-in operation. It is a very well-made mini OHV engine. By the way, the capacity of both the cooling water hopper and the fuel tank is about 10cc.
I was a little apprehensive about the price of the Stirlingkit Hot Air Stirling Engine Motor but it is well worth it. It is very impressive. Solid structure and beautiful to look at. I am definitely looking at buying another Stirlingkit engine.
I built this with my 3 year old son. The kit is well made and of high quality materials. The packaging and organizing of parts is excellent. The clock does work, one rotation of the hand is 50 seconds. It will run for a few minutes before the weight reaches the table. My only suggestion is they incorporate a method to "wind the clock". The only way I can figure out is to hold the ratchet dogs with one hand and turn the lower blue gear with the other.
Arrived a bit late because of local Post Office mistake. Kit is very well done and packed.