Curtiss Model K, In-line 4 Engine

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Curtiss Model K

Among the most successful early engines marketed in the United States were those designed and built by aviation pioneer and inventor Glenn Curtiss in his factory in Hammondsport, New York. Curtiss introduced the Model K in 1911. This engine was an enlarged and improved version of an earlier Curtiss in-line air- and water-cooled power plant. Each cylinder in the engine had a single push rod and rocker arm, which operated the inlet and exhaust valves.

The Model K powered the Curtiss Type D pusher airplane, the U.S. Army’s second aircraft after the 1909 Wright Military Flyer.

Type:reciprocating, 4 cylinders, in-line, water cooled

Power rating:30 kW (40 hp) at 1,500 rpm

Displacement:4.1 L (251 cu in)

Weight:79.5 kg (175 lb)

Manufacturer:Curtiss Airplane and Motor Co., Hammondsport, N.Y.

A19660008000

Found in the collection.

Physical Description:
Weight: 79.5 kg (175 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Designer
Glenn H. Curtiss

Date
1912

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Dimensions
Length 50.8 cm (20.0 in.), Width 30.5 cm (12.0 in.), Height 77.5 cm (30.5 in.)

Curtiss Model K

Among the most successful early engines marketed in the United States were those designed and built by aviation pioneer and inventor Glenn Curtiss in his factory in Hammondsport, New York. Curtiss introduced the Model K in 1911. This engine was an enlarged and improved version of an earlier Curtiss in-line air- and water-cooled power plant. Each cylinder in the engine had a single push rod and rocker arm, which operated the inlet and exhaust valves.

The Model K powered the Curtiss Type D pusher airplane, the U.S. Army’s second aircraft after the 1909 Wright Military Flyer.

Type:reciprocating, 4 cylinders, in-line, water cooled

Power rating:30 kW (40 hp) at 1,500 rpm

Displacement:4.1 L (251 cu in)

Weight:79.5 kg (175 lb)

Manufacturer:Curtiss Airplane and Motor Co., Hammondsport, N.Y.

A19660008000

Found in the collection.

Physical Description:
Weight: 79.5 kg (175 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Designer
Glenn H. Curtiss

Date
1912

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Dimensions
Length 50.8 cm (20.0 in.), Width 30.5 cm (12.0 in.), Height 77.5 cm (30.5 in.)

ID: A19660008000