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Stirling Engine
# 4F30.10


Description: Light the burner. If the engine is cold it takes several minutes before it is hot enough to run. We can light the burner just before the beginning of class. Start the engine by turning the flywheel in the direction indicated on the cutaway model.

Instructions: To start engine you must give the wheel a bumpstart after the wick has had a moment to warm the heat cap. The engine speed can be adjusted by turning the regulating screw (opposite the heat cap). Note: the fuel cell should NOT be filled more then half full.

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 5 min

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Pasco Scientific

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 15-06 Shows the standard Stirling engine, includes good animation.
Meiners 26-6.1 Pictures and diagram of a hot air engine that can be run as a hot or cold engine or driven both ways.
Freier and Anderson Hn-4 A Stirling hot air engine.

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