Wright 6-70, In-line 6 Engine

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This engine was manufactured in 1913. It was the last of a series of four, six and eight cylinder engines produced by the Wrights over a ten year period. The model designation is derived from the number of cylinders, and the horsepower.

The engine is equipped with a flexible (rubber band) drive on the flywheel which greatly reduced vibration, and considerably extends the life of the chain drive that operates the propellers.

Transferred from the Department of the Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics.

Physical Description:
Weight (wet): 159 kg (350 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Wright Company (Dayton, Ohio)

Date
Circa 1913

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Early Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Length 104.1 cm (41.0 in.), Width 38.1 cm (15.0 in.), Height 68.6 cm (27.0 in.)

This engine was manufactured in 1913. It was the last of a series of four, six and eight cylinder engines produced by the Wrights over a ten year period. The model designation is derived from the number of cylinders, and the horsepower.

The engine is equipped with a flexible (rubber band) drive on the flywheel which greatly reduced vibration, and considerably extends the life of the chain drive that operates the propellers.

Transferred from the Department of the Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics.

Physical Description:
Weight (wet): 159 kg (350 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Wright Company (Dayton, Ohio)

Date
Circa 1913

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Early Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Length 104.1 cm (41.0 in.), Width 38.1 cm (15.0 in.), Height 68.6 cm (27.0 in.)

ID: A19520103000