a car, yes.
special starting gear, 1st
gear, is needed to overcome static friction
clutch/accelerator skills are needed.
with a Stirling – and connected to a propeller?
argue “No – not necessary”
have been using a 3 cylinder simple beta, atmospheric, for some
It is directly linked to the propeller. No gear box –
by Norris Bomford around 1999, it has been starting nicely ever
since (20 years)
for a description of the starting procedure.
Yes, to start a
Stirling engine when it is already connected to a load, it does
require more energy from the engine.
with a propeller, the load is proportional to the revs.
the engine first starts to run the revs will want to climb, and
the load will rise to match.
load is variable and the engine coupled to the propeller is self
recently built 100cc swept volume pressurised single beta is quite
difficult to manage
it starts on the bench. It roars into life and in the first few
seconds is headed for
thousand rpm and self destruction. Being attached to a propeller,
in water, could be
yes, extra power is needed to start an engine under load.
argument is that all that is needed is to wait a little longer for
sufficient heat to build up.
don’t start at 10 rpm. Usually under 100 rpm. So there is
the need for the engine
not just start and overcome its own friction, but to overcome the
load of say 75 rpm.
for the heat to build.