E.N.V. Aero-engine type D (40hp), V8 cylinder, (incomplete)

E.N.V. Aero-engine type D (40hp), V8 cylinder, (incomplete), E. N. V. Motor Syndicate Limited, Willesden, Middlesex, England, 1910-1911. The engine’s cast-iron cylinders machined inside and out, have electrically deposited copper water jackets. The crankshaft is supported in six ball-bearings, with a double thrust race at the propeller end to take thrust in both directions. The side valves are operated by a hollow camshaft working through hardened steel balls at the bottom of each tappet. Lubrication is forced fed by a pump actuated by an eccentric on the crankshaft. Used in 1910, by Harold Hume Piffard, when he flew his flies 'Humming Bird' aircraft from Shoreham Airport, Shoreham, Sussex, England.

Details

Category:
Aircraft Propulsion
Object Number:
1970-475/1
Materials:
aluminium (metal), complete, copper (alloy) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (engine without propeller): height = 730 mm x width = 500 mm x depth = 800 mm,
type:
v-cylinder engines
credit:
Mr. H. Piffard.