Clarence, a Clapper Engine

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  1. Dec 16, 2016 #1

    The_Paso_Kid

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    This is an engine that my grandfather and I worked on. Based on the plans "Clarence, a Clapper Engine." We adapted the plans to use materials we had on hand.

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    The_Paso_Kid

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    Video of the engine running. Unfortunately the quality of this video clip makes it appear that the engine starts and stops, when in fact it is running fast.

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL5DoJCkA7A[/ame]
     
  3. Dec 19, 2016 #3

    bwal74

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    Hi,

    These are great little engines your posting. Keep them coming, I love them.
    Your adding projects to my project list which is already too long.

    cheers Ben.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2016 #4

    vederstein

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    You almost did it!!! If you get your engine to turn exactly 1800 rpm (30 Hz) you can have a running engine that in the video doesn't move at all.

    So I'm guessing this guy was spinning pretty fast or your speed was close to 1/4, 1/2, or the full 1800.

    ...Ved.
     
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