Heath-Henderson B-4

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


Type:   4-cylinder, air-cooled, inline, piston
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.

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