posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 05:39 AM
Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
No, I understand 100% how it works.
Obviously you don't, or you wouldn't say things like this:
The initial state is a bird that is horizontal, that is when it is "balanced". It must be put into the vertical position, that requires
energy. At that point the heat engine kicks in to keep it going.
This is completely false. I already provided a source explaining why this is
false but moreover you've either never played with the birds or you don't remember what they do, because you would know the source I posted is
correct if you did.
The reason it's never balanced when horizontal, is that in the horizontal position, the fluid runs into the base, making the base heavy, putting it
into a vertical position automatically.
What about night time? Without evaporation the heat engine will stall. It may go for a long time, but only for as long as the conditions are
What makes you think evaporation stops at nighttime? Whether the sun is shining or not isn't a critical variable. The reason
evaporation would stop in my area is from a lack of water and as I said you'd need a mountain stream or adequate rainfall and storage tanks to keep
the water supplied without pumps, so lack of water could be a problem (like an extended drought perhaps?), not nighttime. Evaporation could slow down
if humidity got close 100%, but it doesn't get to 100% in my area. However I've lived in other areas where this happens occasionally, which might
stop it. And obviously it won't work outside if the temperatures cause the water to freeze and prevent it from evaporating, but this could happen
even if the sun is up.
The setup provides for very little power
I'm glad we agree on that! So I guess we'll have to keep looking for another energy source.