2001 Southwest Regional Hot Air Meet
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Imagine my surprise when we spotted this, the famed Tibert engine. (Use your browser's "back" feature to return to this page.)

Photographs cannot do justice to this marvelous piece of craftsmanship. It's a work of art, you say? Maybe it's because the builder was an artist. Really.

The story goes that the builder's family sold the Tibert for a very modest sum. The buyer re-sold it for a handsome profit.

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Here's the man and the engine you've all been waiting to see, Jim Symanski and his Jim Dandy #6.

Crowds of people surrounded Jim's engineering marvel throughout the entire meet. Some folks dream about multi-horsepower Stirling engines. Jim builds 'em. You can see more of Jim's engines on Dustin Symanski's Web site

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Here is a close-up view of the double-acting power cylinder. The pressure gauge shows an internal gas pressure of 150 psi.

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