A vacuum engine also called flame licker engine, flame engine, flame dancer derives its force from air pressure against one side of the piston, which has a partial vacuum on the other side of it. A trace of corrosion rust in fact inside, was sufficient to increase imperceptibly the resistance to rotation in preventing it to gain momentum. Oct 25, 2014 its your basic heat engine, maybe a stirling. These are plans for stirling engine of all sorts of configurations, some practical for putting to work, others, just tabletop demonstrators. Flame gulping engine this is just cool shocking science. This is a video of the flame gulper engine pictured on the models page of the engineman website. When first built it required a gas flame,and i had u shaped pieces of aluminium wedged in the fins for extra cooling area,it also required another flywheel to suppliment the one fitted,but now it runs on meths,the extra cooling is. As the cylinder becomes hot, the engine gets less efficient larger ones have a water cooled cylinder jacket to keep the cylinder cool. Super powerful, it is amazing free running engine motor. Components your basic stirling engine comes with the following. The burner, or candle flame, provides the power for the engine. The loss of flame can have a variety of causes, such as fuel starvation, excessive altitude, compressor stall, foreign object damage deriving from birds, hail, or volcanic ash, severe precipitation, mechanical failure, or very cold ambient temperatures.
The vacuumflame licker engine can be used for classroom demonstrations, or by hobbyists who enjoy heattomechanical energy engines. Flame sucks surounding air and that creates vaccum which pulls the piston towards the flame. What does the internal and external compression mean in an. Vacuum engine, flame eater, stirling engine fully assembled. D star vacuumflame licker engine the vacuumflame licker engine is a heat engine that uses direct flame and a partial vacuum to operate. I got them from ebay for only 53 each shipping included. So, it needs three things to function correctly fuel, air oxygen, and the heat to make them burn. This is an operational model flame licker engine build by my friend izzet ozgocmen. The item parodox flame licker hit miss engine is in sale since thursday, april 20, 2017. Feb 20, 2016 its a vacuum engine also known as the flame gulper or flame licker engine.
Flameout basically means that the flame in the combustion chamber has been extinguished. May 23, 2010 a flame gulper is an old fashioned type of engine also known as a vacuum engine. The large nick is mounted onto a jatoba wood plate. X 516 tall flame of an alcohol lamp, or one of my mini propane burners. This is a brief intro from the experimenter on what he has made. About as close as i got was a few years ago when i made this finger engine for my dad.
The flame eatervacuum engine is a great demonstration. Pretty much any ordinary engine in a car or truck would be gasolinepetrol or diesel powered where the fuelair mixtur. Flame eater flame dancer flame gulper engine motor toy vacuum. Personally i prefer the german name flammenfresser. Does anyone have a larger vacuum eninge available or know of a company producingselling a bigger version. The engine runs at a nice leisurely pace from a 14 dia. Dec 07, 2017 i think that more common terms for the two kinds of engines would an internal combustion ic, and external combustion ec. Feb 17, 2016 this is an operational model flame licker engine build by my friend izzet ozgocmen. This interesting small sized flame eater operates off of a candle flame makes for a fascinating concept and strong running model. Flame licker engine is an engine that works thanks to a burning flame. Hi ace,i built a flame gulper from a drawing in an artical in me dated 17 april 1970,its called the atkinson hot air engine,and the drawing is by edgar t. The frontal surface area of the flame directly affects the burn rate. It was made from plans in the february 1950 issue of popular science.
A flame eater engine is also called a fire eater engine, a fire licker engine, a flame licker engine or simply a vacuum engine, because the piston is pushed into a vacuum by the atmosphere. A flame gulper is an old fashioned type of engine also known as a vacuum engine. It possesses watercooling with an evaporator container. Jan ridders is a talented machinist and prolific designer of model stirling, flame eater and internal combustion engines. New flame eater fire eater flame licker vacuum engine generator model motor toy. After all the videos i have seen on youtube, i think the like the pm research flame licker the best but, i dont know how to get plans for it.
The engine looks great, is well built, and has a very steampunk look to it. Flame eater engine modelled and animated in solidworks. Looking for a large scale flame gulper vacuum engine. A bit of research shows me they are somewhat collectable, and fetch a hundred bucks or so every now and then, not that i want to sell it. A jet engine compresses air, then adds fuel and ignites it. Modifications were made to replace the castings originally specified, as i doubt they were available. At the beginning of an outstroke, a valve in the head of the cylinder opens and admits a charge of burning gas and air, which is trapped by the. If you think a flame gulping engine is pure awesomeness than this is the device for you. The mini flame gulping engine gbff05 tweet this cute little vacuum engine also known as the flame licker or flame gulping engine is designed and built by gunter bettinger, a genius german mechanical engineer, in march,2010.
Used, corgi simon snorkel fire engine toy model 19. You can build them if you want because he generously shares his plans for free. This flame area depends on flame size, combustion chamber shape, spark plug location and piston position. I had to repair it owing to rust on the cast iron piston and steel cylinder. Nov 21, 2010 if anyone wishes to make a small donation towards the cost and the time that it takes me to make these video tutorials please use these links.
Flame eater engine the big nick flame licker premilled. In aviation, a flameout or flame out is the rundown of a jet engine due to the extinction of the flame in the combustion chamber. Buy steam engine kit flame eater engine the big nick flame licker premilled material kit vacuum live steam locomotive. Here is my contribution to the recent posts on flame gulper engines this is an engine i made years ago, which ran well but recently refused to start. The only fuel is methylated spirit no steam, no sparks, no. The biggest starting issue was properly positioning the flame.
This is a video of the flame gulper engine pictured on the models page of my engineman website. I was given some model aircraft from a family friend and among the parts and planes was a vintage b38 1cc model engine. I usually oil the cylinder for storage and remove oil before running, looks silly, but any trace of oil or wd40 stops my engine. According to the wikipedia page, a mixture of gas and air was drawn into the cylinder and ignited. I was able to get it running with just some 91% rubbing alcohol in a few minutes. Flame eater flame dancer flame gulper engine motor toy. Age atmospheric gas engine scott vacuum engine flame gulper robinson hot air engine. Corgi original simon snorkel fire engine 1960s but for the record im listing it as just a jumper. Vintage runs very easily on a tiny 14 diameter by 14 high alcohol or propane gas flame.
Speed is controlled by the gas regulator included in the sale see it working on you tube. Flame eater engine the big nick flame licker premilled material kit vacuum. Made from plans in the february 1950 issue of popular science, this little engine is pretty cool. I came across an article in the december 1938 issue of popular mechanics. It explained the operation of this type of hotair engine, and included plans for construction of one. I mentioned in the intro that i was attempting to replicate a specific engine that was originally made with castings so there will always be more work involved than if you were making a freelance barstock engine where you are able to do what you like. Stirling engine pdf now at, brought to you by make magazine. Note that while its impressive to look at, nobody ever tells you what the efficiency of it is, because its dismally low. As you can see from the video he has some goodlooking and nicerunning designs. The vacuum motor or flame licker the big nick mainly consists of brass.1346 99 1639 1239 1447 1575 1386 913 876 1259 1646 1580 313 1499 1334 1091 328 629 1476 317 1550 1252 821 1225 1120 799 829 356 1189 1055 1076 1323 898 1082 548 1272 494 650 760