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.

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