That's cool, russ. I wasnt aware of that system.russ_watters said:That's the operating principle behind http://www.mmmetals.com/pages/heat_pipe_heat_sinks/heat_pipe_heat_sink.htm" heat exchangers, btw.
The function of the thing Extreme_Machinations mentioned is not heat exchange, though, but to actually produce torque. I ran across it in a very old issue of Popular Mechanics, or Popular Science, maybe 1960's, and actually went to the library and looked up the patent for a detailed explanation of how it worked. It was a really interesting devise, to me, but probably never went anywhere since it hardly produces any power for its size.
I think you could configure your heat pipe to tilt up and down like a seesaw and take the same amount of power off it.
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