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I find this whippet engine from stirlingkit. the price is 499.99 usd dollar. do you think it worth the price?

 

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I couldn't find out anything about the size of th eengine, it's piston size, or stroke or any other details.
Try clicking the link in the first post details there
 

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I find this whippet engine from stirlingkit. the price is 499.99 usd dollar. do you think it worth the price?

This is a rip off. First, the displacement is incorrect--this is NOT 10 cc. It claims to be 25mm piston diameter, and 19 mm stroke. Do the formula--it does not multiply up to 10cc. In my opinion this engine, which is about 4"X4"X4", is extremely overpriced. What else have they got wrong?
 

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I hate to bring up the "spam" word, but ... the OP has made half-a-dozen or more posts on this engine for sale in the last 24 hours, all variations of "what do you think of this (only $499, WITH the special ginsu steak knives) engine?"
 

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9.3cc is not far off 10cc. if it were only 5cc then that would be a rip off. its only just down on the size of the original which was 1" x 3/4" (still less than 10cc)

I expect they will sell all the batch and as for price it's not much more than say a mass produced OS 60 4-stroke. I don't think I could make one from the kit and make a living on the $170 difference


Yes I expect it is spam and you could say the likes of Cringles posts about the kits he produces are too.
 
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9.3cc is not far off 10cc. if it were only 5cc then that would be a rip off. its only just down on the size of the original which was 1" x 3/4" (still less than 10cc)

I expect they will sell all the batch and as for price it's not much more than say a mass produced OS 60 4-stroke. I don't think I could make one from the kit and make a living on the $170 difference


Yes I expect it is spam and you could say the likes of Cringles posts about the kits he produces are too.
Yes, I understand, "round it up", but that is, to me, a trixsy little lie. In the Philippines, I was sold a table saw that they claimed was 3 HP. But before I boughjt it, I lookt at the wattage which was 1700. Well, you know that 760W=1HP, so 1700/760=2.23HP, right? I called them on this, and it was hem and haw. Of course, in the phils, you expect this kind of blatant lying, the Chinese only care about ONE THING: making that sale! And the Philippinos only care about ONE thing: getting that MONEY! It's definitly Caveat Emptor! So this tiny little discrepancy (lie?) catches my attention immediatly. If one is going to round that 9.3, then it should be down to 9cc not up to 10. PIcky picky picky--absolutely. catch a liar in one lie, how many lies did you miss? Truth is, I know nothing of this little company Stirling...., it might be a fine company. Does anyone out there in the known universe know more than I, I expect so.

I would like to know if this is a reputable company. I'm just saying, I would not pay 500USD for this. I, of course, would make my own, not buy a pre-made and assembled one.

excuse me; 746W=1HP.
 
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Yes I expect it is spam and you could say the likes of Cringles posts about the kits he produces are too.
To me it feels different - it is one thing to acknowledge that you are advertising something that you yourself are selling; it is another to say, "hey, look at this, what do you think" ... when it begins to seem like the poster has a vested (but not acknowledged) interest in it. Again, this is my take on it - others may react differently, of course.
 

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Well we are still waiting for you to make a model;)

There are several of these far eastern makers/ sellers and they have a reasonable following with collectors. Many of their designs are based on other designs from the past.

You also need to bear in mind that back in the day many of these engines were built to compete in specific engine classes where the max may have been 30cc or 15cc and they were described as 30cc or 15cc but just under that to keep within the rules hence why the 10cc Whippet has never actually been 10cc
 

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