|Type:||4-cylinder, air-cooled, inline, piston|
|Displacement:||83 cu. in|
|Power Output:||25 hp @ 2,800 rpm|
Gift of the Family of Joseph L. Ivansco of Danbury, CT
The Heath Aircraft Company converted four-cylinder air-cooled Henderson motorcycle engines to power their Parasol monoplanes. Necessary improvement for flight conditions were made in the lubrication system included a larger crankcase and stronger valves.
Many of the early homebuilt aircraft employed engines converted from inexpensive motorcycle and automobile engines.
Please contact Nick Hurley, Museum Curator, by phone at 860-623-3305 X318, or by email if you have any information or comments on the Heath-Henderson B-4.