Detroit Aero

Detroit Aero aircraft engine at the New England Air Museum


Type:   2-cylinder, air-cooled, horizontally-opposed, piston
Displacement:   237 cu. in
Weight:   110 lbs.
Power Output:   30 hp @ 1,500 rpm
NEAM Id:   35
Location:   Civil Hangar

An inexpensive engine ($350) for the amateur aviator, the Detroit Aero was designed and manufactured by Fred Weinberg of Detroit, Michigan. The engine produced 30 hp at 1,500 rpm with a displacement of 237 cubic inches. Over one thousand of these engines were sold.

Please contact Nick Hurley, Museum Curator, by email if you have any information or comments on the Detroit Aero.

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