Posted: 6/10/2010 12:08:07
Has there is ever been a book written on the great light aircraft engine designer - Harold Morehouse? From other books I’ve read he started out working at McCook field in Ohio working on motors for the Army’s Lighter Than Air program. He designed the motor used by Aeronca on C2/C3 and the K models. Designed Continental’s first light aircraft engine the A40. Designed the A50/A65 but when Continental delayed putting it in production designed an 4 cylinder inverted engine for Ercoupe but the A65 was finally put in production so that was used in the Ercoupe instead. Finally he designed the O235 for Lycoming. He was truly the father of modern GA engines and he deserves a book on his life.
Posted: 6/19/2010 10:44:39
I believe Morehouse was also the designer of the Michigan Rover inverted inline-4 engine use in the Driggs Skylark.
Posted: 6/27/2010 21:14:44
Modified: 6/27/2010 21:17:09
Another feather in Harold’s cap, when he was working for Wright he helped redesign the J4 radial engine into the more reliable J5 - the engine Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis to Paris in.