Fantail steam launches

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  1. apex1

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    and not a single one for me?
     
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    "Ja" I think I need more bore on my cylinder to increase power. I think two inches would work! "shure", it will be harder to assemble but I "do'nt" really mind. as long as me burn all tractor works!
    Ja!
    not a single one for you!
    mike
    I get 122! you get mebbe 0.5!
     
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    AND REMEMBER! I kinda came up with an engine that allows you to put WATER in the fuel tank and it won't screw it up! It will keep runnin'!
    and it will burn ANY combustable liquid! even your BODY FAT!
    good night
    mike
     
  4. apex1

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    No mike the hot bulb needs the combustion of fuel to stay hot! If you just preheat it and let steam in, the expansion of the steam cools the cyl. extremely down, after one or two strokes the show would be over.
    If it was so easy......

    Did you send your excuse to rasorinc?

    Regards
    Richard
     
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    It sounds more and more like you need a "displacement engine" rather then a steam engine.

    If you can keep a bulb (or anything) hot, then you've got the makings for a "sterling" or more correctly a displacement engine. They're very good at constant RPM use, which makes them good for stationary or full load applications.

    If I lived on a geothermal vent, I'd install one driving a big generator and live off the "grid".
     
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    ok. it could STILL run on water though, all you need is a heat source beneath the hot bulb, like a torch to keep it hot.
    And what do ya mean by reputation points apex? and who the 'ell said it was a steam engine? it is a HOT BULB engine, I just modded it to burn almost anything that is liquid. Yes. Including piss. as long as it makes steam, (exshaust would make you gag!) either that, or it is a combustable fluid.
    Thanks...
    Mike
     
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    You still cannot run such engine on water! period
    To keep the bulb hot you have to invest at least 200 times the power you´ll receive, if you try to run it on water! The torch is nothing.
    And I, the ´ell said its a steam engine (or what is hot water?) stop kidding here!
    Reputation points are the points, that show your reputation on this board! Surprising hähh? I´m not shure if it was too early to give it to you! Yo can see them at the topright corner of every of your posts.
    If you want us to give you some serious advice, you should take our answers for serious. Have some thoughts about that issue! The way you behave at present is a bit disappointing.:eek:

    Regards
    Richard
    Btw. your hot bulb engine works with high energetic fuel only! That means oil! It is difficult already to keep her running on plain petrol.
     
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    :eek: alright alright. I believe you know. sorry 'bout that. please let me keep my rep points...
    thanks
    me
     
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    I haven't followed this thread in entirety, but just trying to keep up, with what appears speculation and assuming engineering, but more importantly physics, scattered among some odd discussion lines.

    It's very difficult to extract energy from just plane water. You can use water, after which you've expended a considerable amount of energy heating it, pressurizing it or passing a current through it, but mostly you're expending energy at a much higher rate then it's return, when you employ the water to do work, which is the key to any engine.

    This said, you can get a substantial amount of energy, if you break down water into it's molecular pieces. Of course it requires energy to do this, but if the water supply is unlimited or nearly free, then you can justify the expenditure of the energy to break water down to it's elemental components. Naturally you'll need pretty clean water, considerable filtration at both ends of this type of system, but this is precisely what is being explored in the automotive industry currently.

    Reputation points are easy enough to understand. Everyone starts with 10 and you earn up or down as other members feel the need to provide this feedback. It was developed a few years ago after some particularly odd and disruptive members were causing difficulties. It offers an easy to recognize "value" of each member's contributions as viewed by other members. So, if you see a post from someone who says you're "nuts" for trying something and they have 600 previous posts, but only 5 rep points, then you can pretty much figure out what that person is all about. Conversely, the same is generally true, except for me, as I send six packs of beer, to everyone I like and they give me rep points in return.
     
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    Thanks Paul, for both, your technical and lucid explanations, as for the trick with the sixpacks (which is your favorite brand?).:D

    Regards
    Richard
     
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    :D Ha! I'm too young to drink beer, but I take coke instead!
     
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    what do ya mean> "Why not, power enough................." I mean, will it have enough power to actually haul stuff, it will only have 1 forward gear, and that will be a VERY low gear to give it a lot of torque. I need to know if my tracto rcan haul at least 1/2 ton.
    please an thank you :)
    tractordiver
     
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