Kemp G-2 Horizontally-opposed Engine

Matthew B. Sellers flew his first quadraplane from 1908 to 1913 powered by various 2-cylinder, horizontally opposed engines. This Kemp G-2 is the last and most powerful of these.

It is suitable only for small single-seat airplanes such as Santos-Dumont’s Demoiselle and a scaled down version of Bleriot’s Model XI.

Gift of Matthew Bacon Sellers, Jr. and John Sellers.

Physical Description:
Weight: 27.7 kg (60.1 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Kemp Machine Works (Muncie, Indiana)

Date
Circa 1908

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

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Dimensions 61 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm (24 in. x 12 in. x 12 in.)

Matthew B. Sellers flew his first quadraplane from 1908 to 1913 powered by various 2-cylinder, horizontally opposed engines. This Kemp G-2 is the last and most powerful of these.

It is suitable only for small single-seat airplanes such as Santos-Dumont’s Demoiselle and a scaled down version of Bleriot’s Model XI.

Gift of Matthew Bacon Sellers, Jr. and John Sellers.

Physical Description:
Weight: 27.7 kg (60.1 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Kemp Machine Works (Muncie, Indiana)

Date
Circa 1908

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

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Dimensions 61 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm (24 in. x 12 in. x 12 in.)

ID: A19690249000