Complete plans for the exciting Stirling-Steele Engine. This patented four cylinder Stirling based design is one of the best running hot air engines. 26 neatly comb bound pages of highly detailed drawings and instructions provide all necessary information to produce this modern compact version of Stirling Engine. Engine can be machined on a 6" lathe and small milling machine.
Plans for a four cylinder Stirling engine by Ronald Steele
Above is an exploded view of the Stirling-Steele engine. A solid design with features like miter gear drive and sealed crankcase which can be pressurized to enhance power output. The engine also runs great at atmospheric pressure.
My original four cylinder Stirling-Steele which was built in 1994 still runs great today! I have run this engine for more than 2000 hours without a component or engine failure. These little engines will turn up to 3000 RPM and produce up to 40 watts of shaft power. This is an excellent engine whether you are an experimenter of advanced heat engines or collector of fine precision machinery. Although a challenging project, it is also a most rewarding one.