A Stirling engine is a heat engine that operates by cyclic compression and expansion of air or other gas, the working fluid, at different temperature levels such that there is a net conversion of heat energy to mechanical work.
From engineers to tinkerers, this little engine would make an amazing desk toy. Not only is it aesthetically beautiful, it actually works quite well!This video demonstrates the operation of a desktop 16-cylinder gas-powered stirling engine – and it is an incredible sight to see.// more info (myfordboy)
The engine is like a steam engine in that all of the engine’s heat flows in and out through the engine wall. This is an external combustion engine in which the fuel is burned continuously, and the piston is moved by the expansion of air as a medium, and the expansion gas is cooled in the cold chamber, and the cycle is repeated.
A floating bead links 8 cylinders and its piston to drive based on the motor power from hot air, hard to believe it is a engine model, super cool,8 cylinders, 8 heating tube.8 fire-outlet sparks the fire flame to the stainless heating tube, cool.