the Wright brothers were ready to add a powerplant to their
successful gliders for the 1903 season, they found no existing
engine met their criteria and were forced to design and build their
own. The 1903 engine produced 13 hp (9.7 kW). The
Wrights continued to improve this basic engine so that it produced
30 hp (22 kW) by 1909.
The Wright brothers also designed in-line six and
V-8 engines. Their last engine was made in 1915.
|In-line, water-cooled piston engine|
|Displacement: 201 cubic inches (3.3 liters)|