Voyager-200 Horizontally-opposed Engine

Voyager-200 Horizontally-opposed Engine

     

Teledyne Continental Motors Voyager-200

The Voyager-200 engine on exhibit here is an exact duplicate of the rear engine installed in the Voyager aircraft. The fuel efficiency of this power plant was one of the key elements that made possible Voyager's nonstop unrefueled global flight possible. Except for a 4-minute interval near the end of the flight when the engine's fuel flow was interrupted, the Voyager-200 engine ran continuously during Voyager's 9-day flight (December 14-23, 1986).

This engine incorporates a unique lightweight, liquid-cooled cylinder design, permitting combustion chamber improvements that minimize fuel consumption.

Gift of Teledyne Continental Motors

Physical Description:
Condition: Light green crankcase and oil sump; grey-silver cylinder bases; gold water jackets, intake tubes, and valve covers; silver push rod tubes; in Lexan exhibition case with labels; complete; on stand.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Designer
Continental, Inc.
Manufacturer
Teledyne Continental Motors (Mobile, Alabama)

Date
1987

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Independence Lobby

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Dimensions
Length 70.8 cm (27.86 in.), Width 81.9 cm (32.25 in.), Height 58.8 cm (23.16 in.)

Teledyne Continental Motors Voyager-200

The Voyager-200 engine on exhibit here is an exact duplicate of the rear engine installed in the Voyager aircraft. The fuel efficiency of this power plant was one of the key elements that made possible Voyager's nonstop unrefueled global flight possible. Except for a 4-minute interval near the end of the flight when the engine's fuel flow was interrupted, the Voyager-200 engine ran continuously during Voyager's 9-day flight (December 14-23, 1986).

This engine incorporates a unique lightweight, liquid-cooled cylinder design, permitting combustion chamber improvements that minimize fuel consumption.

Gift of Teledyne Continental Motors

Physical Description:
Condition: Light green crankcase and oil sump; grey-silver cylinder bases; gold water jackets, intake tubes, and valve covers; silver push rod tubes; in Lexan exhibition case with labels; complete; on stand.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Designer
Continental, Inc.
Manufacturer
Teledyne Continental Motors (Mobile, Alabama)

Date
1987

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Independence Lobby

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Dimensions
Length 70.8 cm (27.86 in.), Width 81.9 cm (32.25 in.), Height 58.8 cm (23.16 in.)

ID: A19870381000