Hendee Indian Rotary 7 Engine
This is one of two rotary engines built by the Hendee Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Mass. Several features of the French Gnome "Omega" engine are incorporated in its design.
From Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, 1911, the first United States air mail was carried from the aviation meet at Nassau Boulevard, Garden City, N.Y., to Mineola--a distance of approximately 10 miles. The first pilot was Earle Ovington, flying his 1911 Bleriot monoplane powered by this Indian engine.
Gift of Earle Ovington
Weight: 84 kg (185 lb)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
- Diameter 91.4 cm (36.0 in.)