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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #150 on: April 28, 2009, 11:04:11 PM »
Slight slow down, I have ordered a 13" 8 groove serpentine pulley to go on the genhead.  According to my figures that will mean the engine will be running at 1200 rpm @ 60hz.  IT should be here by Friday.

Jens - I did not try a load at 750 rpm, it was at the extreme bottom of governor response with the stock spring so I didn'tthink it would be of value.
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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #151 on: May 06, 2009, 01:15:16 AM »
The 13" pulley arrived yesterday and was fitted this morning.  Attached is a link to a you tube video of the engine running,  It is mounted on 6" "I" beams and is driving a 10kw head.  The "I" beams are not tied down in any way.  There are a lot of things that I need to tweak before putting it into my genshed, I will be removing the water pump, tapping the hole for 1/2" NPT thread  and of course fitting a correct cooling plate.  The other thing I need to do is to remove the starter switch from the engine and onto the shed wall.

What you hear is what you get - it is a pretty quiet engine running at 1200 rpm with only a stock muffler and air intake on it - these are other things that need to be changed for my purposes.  The is a rather annoying rattling sound, it is the lid of the generator junction box - easy fix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2Tx1IN0Dgw
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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #152 on: May 06, 2009, 01:25:00 AM »
Nifty video John, it sounds good even with the rattleing junction box cover. the 13 inch flywheel/pulley looks huge on the gen head. get her loaded up & give us another vid!  thanks,

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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #153 on: May 06, 2009, 01:43:15 AM »
i bet it will make 8kwatt electrical all day long at 1200rpm
and return some impressive fuel consumption numbers as well,

right in the sweet spot for this engine, in my opinion

very nicely done JohnF

bravo

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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #154 on: May 06, 2009, 01:48:08 AM »
Very nice. They really exist! Now to sell the idea to the wife!
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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #155 on: May 06, 2009, 01:50:58 AM »
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Now to sell the idea to the wife!

Paint spirals on the flywheels and say low and slow,  "We NEED this.  We NEED this....."
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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #156 on: May 06, 2009, 02:37:43 AM »
Well the 3.1 kw we are getting by on now is a bit short of what we'd like to have. If only the Outback Inverters had generator support as advertised. It will be interesting to see how much power John makes at 1200 RPM.
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« Reply #157 on: May 06, 2009, 02:55:29 AM »
That's real NICE ripple in the water (little vibration). :)  Color me happy about that Redstone.

How is the thumps transmitting through the ground if loaded more?

Opposed to this two engines that quakes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqwuAzcV4AQ - make sure it is in HQ mode to see more clearly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3IM-2GZO8M&feature=channel

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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #158 on: May 06, 2009, 08:24:13 AM »
with the redstone there is no reason to have to tolerate any vibration transmitted to the floor or surrounding structures
it is a natural of resilient mounting done in various methods suited to he who wants to go that method.

of course there will always be the diehard concrete mount fellow, and to him i give my shovel

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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #159 on: May 07, 2009, 12:10:11 AM »
with the redstone there is no reason to have to tolerate any vibration transmitted to the floor or surrounding structures
it is a natural of resilient mounting done in various methods suited to he who wants to go that method.

of course there will always be the diehard concrete mount fellow, and to him i give my shovel

:)


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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #160 on: May 08, 2009, 05:53:50 AM »
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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #161 on: May 08, 2009, 06:27:30 AM »
WTF is that all about?

lol

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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #162 on: May 08, 2009, 06:34:08 AM »
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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #163 on: May 08, 2009, 05:32:38 PM »
Doug:

you are one strange dude!

after checkin out you last video clip, which btw i hated,,, i happened to check out
"googoosh"

who knew?

i am in love! and the ayatollah can burn in hell for all i care!

that gal has a set of pipes straight from god!

so i guess in a wierd twisted sort of way, i have you to thank for my stumbing on to her.

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Re: Redstone engines
« Reply #164 on: May 08, 2009, 06:25:00 PM »
I'm totally amazed anybody made it past the first four seconds of either of them.

If there's any information about slow speed engines in either of those waste of bandwidth, it'll have to stay hidden there.  I wont stoop that low to 'get it'.
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