cruiser wrote:Here comes more information than you could ever possibly need:
My stove, since birth, has been used exclusively with a Ti-Tri sidewinder with a tall narrow pot ... an MLD 850. I use tent stakes as per TD design and I prop my stove up on the honeycomb mesh that comes with the inferno thing-a-ma-jig. I also use the single piece floor plate. She has lived on a nearly exclusive diet of DA, having tasted Heet only once. I keep my fuel in a bottle with a packafeather squirt-top for quick and precise delivery. I made a cap for the stove from an old pill bottle (you didn't offer caps yet and I couldn't find a can of desolder wick) and adorned said cap with a picture of the "Heat Miser". It reminds me of my wife.
I like my system ... but I am working on reducing the number of moving pieces. Plus, I now seem to be obsessed with this site so I am probably going to screw it all up in some horrible, disastrous experiment sometime very soon. Breaking perfectly useful things for no apparent reason just happens to be my super-power.
Just curious ... In your study of the Starlyte in a cone why don't you use a transparent vessel for a direct viewing angle ... like the borosilicate glass beakers you referenced in past threads?
Cutting a tapered borosilicate flask would be tricky business. I really could never find the time to take that project on. Viewing from the bottom makes it so easy to see if the flame pattern is staying centered on the bottom of the pot.
I'll have to google the ti-tri to look at the design of the air openings. My cone has a large opening at it's base where the ends join. Lots of air entering at that point. Too much in fact. It causes the flames of 12-10 and other test stoves to be drawn off center. It's sad but true.
Due to the stiff joining mechanism on my cone, it causes the cone to be lopsided, not a true cone shape. It's a cone with a bulge But as we are told, the cone system has been scientifically engineered by 3 engineers.
Take your time on this site. There is a lot to be gleaned from it. Lots of members have given tons of helpful information on all subjects.
Thanks for the info on your cone history.