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Engine and Propeller Descriptons and Maintenance Procedures

Aircraft Engine Company Employee Publications
Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah IX Top Overhaul
Armstrong-Siddeley Tiger VIII Overhaul
The BMW 003 Engine Donated by William Lewis
BMW 003 Turbojet Design Analysis Donated by William Lewis
BMW 003 Intelligence Reports and Correspondence
BMW 018 Turbojet Design Analysis Donated by William Lewis
BMW 801 D-2 Kommandogerät (Control System)
The BMW 803A Aircraft Engine
BMW 803A CAD Models
Bristol Orion Design Notes
Bristol Sleeve Valve and Turbine Engines
The Caminez V-2120 Engine
Care and Adjustment of Metal Propellers (Navy, 1926) Donated by William Lewis
Chevrolet Aircraft Engines
Comet Engine Corp Double-Acting Diesel Donated by William Lewis
Continental A-40 Design and Machining
Continental A-Series Engines: The A-50
Continental A-Series Engines: The A-65
Continental A-Series Engines: The A75
Continental A-Series Engines: The A-80
Continental A-Series Engines: The A100
Continental A-Series Engines: Fuel Injection
Continental C-Series Engines and Their Derivatives: The C75 and C85
Continental C-Series Engines and Their Derivatives: The C-115 and C-125
Continental Model PA-108A Series C85 Controllable Pitch Propeller 50-hr Endurance Test Donated by Scott Rodriguez
Curtiss, Lawrance and Wright Engine Specifications and Images
Curtiss CD-12 Engine by Lanny Waguespack
Curtiss H-1640 Dynamometer Calibration
Curtiss OX-5 Overhaul Methods Donated by William Lewis
Daimler-Benz DB601A,B Details Donated by Michael Smith
Daimler-Benz DB603A Details Donated by Michael Smith
Daimler-Benz DB601, DB603, DB605, DB610 Images, Drawings and Specifications
Daimler-Benz DB 601N Installation in Messerschmitt ME 109E Donated by William Lewis
de Havilland Ghost 48 - Part 1: Engine Components
de Havilland Ghost 48 - Part 2: Lubrication, Fuel and Ignition Systems
de Havilland Gipsy 85/100hp Care and Maintenance
de Havilland Gnome P.1200 Turboprop Installation Specification Donated by Gary Fisk
Duesenberg Aircraft Engines by William Pearce
Engine Maintenance Costs by Charlie Cravens
Ford's Aircraft Engine
Fw 190 and BMW 801
General Motors Research Laboratories X-250
German V-1 Flying Bomb
Halford’s H.1 in America by Dave Birch
Hoover Hydraulic Controllable Pitch Propeller Models P40F400 and P40F500 Donated by William Lewis
Hoover Hydraulic Constant Speed Propeller Models P42F300 and P43F250 Donated by William Lewis
Jacobs L-4, L-5, L-6 Series Specifications, Data, Installation Drawings Donated by William Lewis
Jacobs R-755
Junkers Jumo 004 Technical Description Donated by Michael Smith
Junkers Jumo 205-C and 207 Diesel Engines Outstanding Features Donated by William Lewis
Junkers Jumo 211 Photographs Donated by William Lewis
Junkers Jumo 213 Engine by Doug Culy
Lorraine 12 Eb Specification and Detailed Description Donated by William Lewis
Lorraine 12 Hfrs Specification and Detailed Description Donated by William Lewis
Lorraine 18 Kd Specification and Detailed Description Donated by William Lewis
Lorraine 1932 Engine Catalog Donated by William Lewis
The Liberty Motor Donated by William Lewis
The Manley Engine: Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight
Maybach Mb IVa 260 ps Parts Catlaog Donated by William Lewis
Maybach VL-2 Manual Donated by William Lewis
McCulloch Aircraft Engines by Kimble D. McCutcheon
Menasco Aircraft Engnes
Murray Rotary Engines
Napier Sabre Overhaul
Packard Articles by Robert J. Neal
Packard 1A-1237 Final Specifications Donated by William Lewis
Packard-Built V-1650, Rolls-Royce Merlin XXVII Engineering Information Donated by James Tegart
Packard Diesel DR-980 Instruction Manual Donated by William Lewis
Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A
Pratt & Whitney JT-3 Disassembly
Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Valve Train Development
Pratt & Whitney T34 Drawings
Pratt & Whitney TF30-12, -12A Engine Characteristics Card Donated by Michael Smith
Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-1, -1A Engine Characteristics Card Donated by Michael Smith
Pratt & Whitney Valve Adjustment Guides
Propeller Icing and Its Prevention (Translated from German) Donated by William Lewis
Ranger L-440 Specifications and Internal Details Donated by Michael Smith
Ranger SVG-770 Internal Details Donated by Michael Smith
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 1: Overview, Compressor, Combustion, Turbine
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 2: Accessory Drives, Fuel System
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 3: Oil, Starting and Air Systems
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 4: Operation
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 5: Bomber Installations
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 6: Transport Installations
Rolls-Royce Merlin XX Installation, Mechanism, Carburetion and Lubrication Diagrams - AP 1590G
Studebaker XH-9350 Aircraft Engine
Summary Report on German Argus, Junkers, VDM Propellers Donated by William Lewis
Turbomeca Artouste Airborne Auxiliary Power Plant
Westinghouse J46
Westinghouse XJ40-WE-1 Engine Characteristics Card Donated by Michael Smith
Wright Aero YJ67-W-3 Engine Characteristics Card Donated by Michael Smith
Wright Aero YT47-W-1 Engine Characteristics Card Donated by Michael Smith
Wright Aero YT49-W-1 Engine Characteristics Card Donated by Michael Smith
Wright Cyclone 18 Fuel Injection and Low Tension Ignition Donated by William Lewis
Wright Gipsy Installation, Inspection and Maintenance Instructions
Wright Gipsy History
Wright TC18EA Cutaways and Schematics
Wright Turbo Compound Power Recovery Turbine Removal and Disassembly
The Zeitlin Aero Engine Donated by William Lewis
Additional Engine Descriptions and Maintenance Procedures


 

Engine Images and Installations

Eagles Mere Air Museum Engines
Engine Cutaways
Engine Installations
The Engines of Brodhead, A Photo Essay by Richard E. Loftis
Lockheed SR-71 Propulsion, A Photo Essay by Richard E. Loftis
Museo del Aire de Madrid, Courtesy of Quinto Sertorio


 

Engine and Propeller Sales Brochures

This great collection of engine sales brochures includes images, specifications, construction details and performance charts for rare and not-so-rare engines and propellers. These are part of the AEHS Document Collection.

Bliss Jupiter Aircooled Radial Aero Engine
Bliss Titan Aircooled Aero Engine
Continental Engine Price List, 1952 Donated by Scott Rodriguez
de Havilland Propeller Brochure
Description du Moteur Rotatif Burlat Donated by William Lewis
The Caminez (440-C) Engine
Continental Aircraft Engines
de Havilland Gipsy Aero Engines
de Havilland Gipsy 100hp Aero Engine Brochure
de Havilland Propeller Brochure
Everel Single-Blade Propeller Donated by William Lewis
Fiat Engines at the Second Annual New York Aviation Show
The Frederickson Model 5A 2-Cycle 5-Cylinder Rotary Engine
Grant Marine Brochure (Curtiss and Liberty Marine Conversions) Donated by William Lewis
Isotta Fraschini Moteurs D'Aviation
Italian Aircraft Engines, 1939 (Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Isotta Fraschini, Piaggio) Donated by William Lewis
Kinner C-5 210 hp Aircraft Engine
Le Quadri-Moteur Breguet Brevet Bugatti
Les Productions Farman Department Moteur
Maybach VL-1 Brochure Donated by William Lewis
Maybach VL-2 Brochure Donated by William Lewis
Menasco M-50 Engine
Metal Propellers Ltd Donated by William Lewis
Metal Propellers Ltd Advertisement Donated by William Lewis
The Moore-Power Three-Valve Engine
Moteurs Train Aviation Donated by William Lewis
Packard - Master Motor Builders
The Packard Diesel Aircraft Engine
Pratt & Whitney Aeronautical Engines for Every Purpose
Pratt & Whitney Family Day Brochure, 1944
Pratt & Whitney ‘CA’ Double Wasp Inside Information Donated by James Tegart
Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Brochure Donated by William Lewis
Rolls-Royce Dart Propeller Turbine Aero Engine Brochure Donated by Michael Smith
Rolls-Royce Nene Turbo Jet Aero Engine Brochure Donated by Michael Smith
The Rover (R-267) Aviation Engine
Schubert Valveless Engine Donated by William Lewis
Scott Flying Squirrl Light Aero Engine (16/34 bhp) Mark A.2.S Donated by William Lewis
Siemens Sh 20 Aircraft Engine Donated by William Lewis
Skymotor Aircraft Engines Donated by William Lewis
Smith Controllable Pitch Propeller Donated by William Lewis
Moteur Sarolea type Epervier Donated by William Lewis
Sunbeam-Coatalen Aero Engines Donated by William Lewis
Super Rhone Radial Aircraft Engine Donated by William Lewis
Sturtevant Model 5A, 5A-4 1/2 Airplane Engines
Tank Aero Engine Donated by William Lewis
Thomas Aeromotors Donated by William Lewis
Moteur L.V. Thomas 2T-SS (2 Temps - San Soupapes) Donated by William Lewis
Moteur A.L. Varcin A Crémailéres et Secteurs de Renversement de Mouvement Donated by William Lewis
Velie 70hp Aircraft Motor Donated by William Lewis
Walter NZ 120/135 hp Licensed by Spartan
The Weir Aero Engine Donated by William Lewis
U2 Leichtflug Motor Donated by William Lewis
Western Airplane Motor Donated by William Lewis
Wolverine Aero 25-30hp Aircraft Engine Donated by William Lewis
Wright Cyclone 9 Power Unit for Douglas DC-4 Donated by William Lewis
Wright Cyclone 9HE Engins for the Douglas Super DC-3 Donated by William Lewis
Wright-Tuttle (Renard License) Aircraft Motor Donated by William Lewis
Wright Whirlwinds 320 and 450
Zundapp 50ps Flugmotor Donated by William Lewis

Hamilton Standard Family Day Brochure, 1953


 

Accessories

This collection of accessory brochures provides details on engine accessories and instruments. Unless otherwise noted, these were donated by Ted Koch and are part of the AEHS Document Collection.

Bendix PS Series Carburetor Manual
B.G. Spark Plug Sales Brochure
B.G. Spark Plug Service and Maintenance Manual
H-T Aviation Spark Plug Data
Mosler Aviation Spark Plugs
The Aircraft Magneto
Boost Control for Aero Engines
Marvel Aircraft Fuel Injection Systems
Manual of Stromberg Aircraft Carburetors, Edition II
Manual of Stromberg Aircraft Carburetors, Edition III
Stromberg Direct Fuel Injection System Operating and Service Instructions Donated by William Lewis
Aeromarine Inertia Starter Instruction Book
Eclipse Aviation Generator Instruction Book
Eclipse Aviation Starters and Generators
Eclipse Aircraft Accessory Equipment
Eclipse Aircraft Accessory Equipment
Lunkenheimer Aircraft Specialties
Coffman Engine Starter
Exide Battery Installation and Operation Instructions
The Sperry Gyro-Horizon and the Directional Gyro
Pioneer Instruments Brochure
Weston Engine Temperature Indicator
Weston Electric Tachometer
Flying with the Sperry Horizon and Directional Gyro
Elmer Carries On: Sperry A-3 (MK 3) Gyropilot Operating Bulletin
Jaeger Tachometer and True-Airspeed Indicator
General Electric Tachometer
Lorenzen Propellers
Hamilton Standard Propellers
Formica Pulleys, Fairleads, Bushings, Cabin Lining
Comparison of Air-Cooled and Liquid-Cooled 4-Engine Monoplane Engine Installations
Lambert R-266 Instruction Book
La Produzione Motoristica Tedesca
A Pictorial Review of United Aircraft Corp at War


 

Propulsion Development History

Stepping Stones to Jet Propulsion; Sir Frank Whittle’s 1928 Cranwell Thesis and the Unbuilt Jet Engine Demonstrator, by Dr. Fred Starr
The 1929 Whittle Turbojet Demonstrator: Britain’s Greatest Lost Opportunity?, Presentation by Dr. Fred Starr
How Many Valves — The History of Number of Valves per Cylinder, by Kevin Cameron
McCook Field's 1918 Propeller Testing Laboratory
Notes on Hispano-Suiza WW1 Engines, by Paul Dempsey
Notes on Early Air-Cooled Engine Design, by Paul Dempsey
Why Internal Combustion?, by Paul Dempsey


 

Reference

The Evolution of Crankshaft Design in High Output In-Line Aircraft Piston Engines --- by Robert J. Raymond
Air Board Engine Book Donated by William Lewis
Allison V-1710 and Rolls-Royce Merlin Torsional Vibration Characteristics, by Robert J. Raymond and Daniel D. Whitney
Bristol Engine Tests at the Royal Aircraft Establishment: Work Carried Out by Beatrice Shilling ca. 1941, by Robert J. Raymond (web version)
Bristol Engine Tests at the Royal Aircraft Establishment: Work Carried Out by Beatrice Shilling ca. 1941, by Robert J. Raymond (1.5M PDF)
Continental A-50 Series Specification, 1940 Donated by Scott Rodriguez
Crankpin Bearings in High Output Aircraft Piston Engine, by Robert Raymond (2.5M PDF)
AEHS Document Collection Catalog With Access to Over 40 Engine Accessory Manuals and Hundreds of Other Scans!
Aircraft Engine Performance Analysis at Rolls-Royce ca. 1940, by Robert Raymond (web version)
Aircraft Engine Performance Analysis at Rolls-Royce ca. 1940, by Robert Raymond (1.4M PDF)
The Fedden Mission to America: Section 4 – Engines, Power Plants and Propellers
Airplane-Engine-Accessory Cross Reference (December 1943)
Bristol Hercules, Centaurus, and Proteus Performance Curves
Case History of Triptane
Report on (postwar) Visit to Daimler-Benz A.G. Donated by William Lewis
Engine-Airplane-Carburetor Cross Reference
Engine Power Calculators
Engine Specifications circa 1924
Engine Installation Drawings
Fuel Injection for the Aircraft Engine Donated by William Lewis
German Aircraft (and Engine) Maintenance Donated by William Lewis
Heinkel Turbine Engine Activity Donated by William Lewis
Junkers Aircraft and Engine Facilities Donated by William Lewis
Junkers Gas Turbines Donated by William Lewis
Lycoming Wartime Engine Model Specifications
  O-145-A3 Spec No. 1082 Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  O-145-B3 Spec No. 1084 Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  GO-145-C3 Spec No. 1088 Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  GO-145-C4 Spec No. 1089 Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  O-235 Spec No. 1080-B Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  O-235-A Spec No. 1081-A Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  O-290-A Spec No. 1079-D Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  O-290-C Spec No. 2012-C Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  O-290-D Spec No. 2069-C Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  O-350 Spec No. 1076-D Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  O-435-A Spec No. 1075-C Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  O-435-B Spec No. 2016 Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  O-435-C Spec No. 2010-D Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  O-435-T Spec No. 1092-B Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  GO-435 Spec No. 2015 Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  GO-435-B Spec No. 2014 Donated by Scott Rodriguez
  R-680-E3A Spec No. 1047-D Donated by Scott Rodriguez
M-L Magneto Type ADS Manual
Pratt & Whitney Gasoline and Engine Specifications
Pratt & Whitney Installation Drawings
Propellers and Governors Aircraft Application
Request for Data R40-A Engine Evaluation (P&W X-1800, Wright R-2160, Continental XH-2860, Allison V-3420 competition.)
Rotol Propeller, Governor, Fan and Spinner Specifications, Courtesy of Bruce Vander Mark
Rotol Propeller Control Units, Spinners, Fans and Feathering Pumps, Courtesy of Bruce Vander Mark
Turbine Engine Activity at Ernst Heinkel Aktiengesellschaft Donated by William Lewis
Visits to Miscellaneous Aeronautical Establishments in the British Zone Donated by William Lewis
Whatever Became of the Surplus Merlins?, by Dave Birch
Wright Student Notebook: 2. Power Curves
Wright Student Notebook: 7. The Wright Torque Indicator
Wright Cyclone 9HD Specification Donated by William Lewis
Wright Cyclone Power Measurement
WWI Engine Power Curves, 1917 Donated by William Lewis
WWI-Era Engine Reports and Power Curves, 1917 Donated by William Lewis

Additional Reference Material


 

Reno Air Races

Reno 2017, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2016, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2015, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2014, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2013, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2012, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2011, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2010, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2009, by Dan Whitney


 

Members’ Restoration Projects

Mike Grimes’ LeBlond 7D Engine
Mike Grimes’ Heath Cannon Ball Racer Engine
David Irwin's Merlin Mk500-29 Runs
Bill Bishop’s Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah
Tom Fey Explores the Boulin Strobomeca Instrument
Tom Fey’s Righter 2-GS-17
Tom Fey’s Mystery Contra-Prop Restoration
Tom Fey’s Kiekhaefer 0-45-1 Restoration
Tom Fey’s WWII Gunnery Target Engine Technical Analysis
Luca Mariotti’s Drone Restorations
Brian Mills’ Bristol Hercules 216
Brian Mills’ Rolls-Royce Griffon


 

Turbosuperchargers

US Army Air Corps Turbocharger Development, 1919 - 1922
The Engineering Division Side Type Turbocharger, 1922 - 1924
Turbocharger Development and Production, 1924 - 1945