Merlyn wrote:Super bit of kit with Santa flying around in your somewhat large shed you have over there Andrew.
Perhaps you could design a turbo version which would carry a large payload of a fistful of dollars and route it over my way in time for a New Years present?
Back to practicalities I fear that there could be a design fault with your balloon engine.
Looking at the drum it would appear to be a contra rotation situation here with the right hand balloon turning the winch rope drum clockwise in the ascent mode whereby the left hand balloon is turning the winch rope drum counter clockwise in the ascent mode?
Reverse polarity maybe?
The genset looks suspiciously more like a dynamo than an alternator so maybe a dc to ac invertor might be applicable here perhaps?
Just a thought.
Happy new year to you ( whatever your rotation )
Thank you for the wishes of Merlyn .. actually the raccoon must be quite large, but that's probably why it is the first such a large thermal engine of such sizes .. Turbo versions, they have already done and it is a bit smaller, but just enter the GPS coordinates and should provide these few dollars for a gift ..https://www.felixconsultings.com/music/atle/santa.mp4
With this rotation you have noticed it well, but this is the first engine in the world and someone has swapped the ropes .. because there is no experience yet ..
Of course, you are right with this inverter, because nowadays you cannot do anything without modern electronics and supercapacitors, needed to temporarily replace the movement of balloons, so that you do not have to hurry, because it will change the ropes again and it will be ...The most important thing is that even water with a temperature of 80 degrees Celsius can be used effectively to heat this air in a balloon...
And this Lord Kelwin once again, however, was a little far from the truth, talking about heat engines.. You just don't have to hurry and have some time for this work cycle, and it can be very, very effectivehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_air_balloon
Here also the engine called buoyancy, can run across the ocean on a small battery ... it probably also inspired me ... But don't worry, the next prototypes are on the way, because the innovator is always the first to learn about a new invention and has the most time to think about improving it ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4xHD5y ... ThSI1-Uy4M
Anyway, Best New Year for you Merlyn, and for the whole crew