Heath-Henderson B-4

Heath-Henderson B-4 aircraft engine at the New England Air Museum

Specifications

Type:   4-cylinder, air-cooled, inline, piston
Turbine:   
Compressor:   
Displacement:   83 cu. in
Weight:   119 lbs.
Power Output:   25 hp @ 2,800 rpm
Year:   1928
NEAM Id:   229
Location:   Civil Hangar

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 email if you have any information or comments on the Heath-Henderson B-4.


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