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Stirling Engine Car

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Product Description

This stunning Stirling Engine Car is a classic illustration of converting heat energy into mechanical work using a thermodynamic cycle similar to the well-known Carnot cycle. Powered by a built-in alcohol lamp, this dual piston steam engine acts as the motor for the car, resulting in a fun and fascinating toy for hobbyists, as well as a serious demonstration model for work or classrooms.

If you would like to run the car without it moving, you can put it on a little stand so the wheel just spins, or take off the connecting band between the top and bottom pulley. If you do have the car move across the floor closely supervise it since it will carry the flame with it.

Product Details
  • ColorsSilver
  • Materials
    Alder, Beech, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Glass
  • Measurements
    4"L x 6"W x 3"H
  • OriginChina

— Warranty: Manufacturer's 90 Day
— Dual Piston
— Includes Glass Alcohol Lamp With Cotton Wick
— Fuel Not Included (Isopropyl Alcohol Recommended)
— Meticulously Tested For Proper Operation & Efficiency
— DO NOT Use Near Children Or Pets
— DO NOT Use On A Table Or Counter Top, It Will Roll Off

Can you here the combustion and "spit" of the compression?

There is no combustion but a moving of air. More of a tap-tap as it
squeezes air and lets it go.

Will the tea light also work and provide movement?

Yes, but barely in most circumstances, those candles also burn dirty when
the flame touches the glass.

How long does it burn for?

It can burn for five minutes safely. The longer you run it the less efficient it gets.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Availability
    Canada, United States
  • Shipping Policy
    Standard Ground Shipping
  • Ship In
    5-7 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation