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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Weed Eater 2 Stroke Air / Steam Engine

I like the idea of using a simple 2 stroke engine as a air or steam engine. I think that a lubrication device would have to be placed in line with the incoming air or steam. But I was thinking that a small air tank, a throttle, and a small 2 stroke attached to a bike would be really nice and have lots of power. It would weigh less than a battery pack and probably get about the same distance, but more power than most electric bikes. Of course, if you use too much power then your air supply won't last very long. And you could recharge the air using a compressor at home or at any gas station. And a full charge could happen in under a minute, while charging batteries can take hours.




Richard

6 comments:

  1. Hello
    This looks like the thing I have been looking for .
    How much would this cost? and where would I purchase it! How would I be able to get involved in this type work? also I am new to Blogging.
    Please respond: Mark
    email: mppiekto@gmail.com

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  2. You might could find a used gas weed eater for very cheap, sometimes free. Or you could go with a 4 stroke lawn mower engine, slightly modified.

    http://poormanguides.blogspot.com/2009/07/air-powered-bike-update.html

    look at the second video on that link.

    Mark, do you have your own blog? Or do you plan on starting one?

    Richard

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  3. Lubrication is a problem with the 2 stroke. Steam would damage this engine in a short time.

    The cam shaft is the problem with 4 stroke. It has to be modified... unless maybe the in take valve could be removed and that hole plugged. And the air shot into the spark plug hole.

    The more challenging problem is the valve that opens and closes the air supply. It has to be high quality and very rugged to open and close several times a second for any length of time.

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  5. You might could find a used gas weed eater for very cheap, sometimes free. Or you could go with a 4 stroke lawn mower engine, slightly modified. get more info

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