Notes: “ Looks great for 112 years old. Pistons move, bearings rotate. On wheeled stand ” 1917 Le.
|“ Looks great for 112 years old. Pistons move, bearings rotate. On wheeled stand ”|
|Model Year:||1917||Make:||Le Rhone|
See http:/ thevintageaviator.co.nz/projects/engines/le-rh%C3%B4ne-9j-engine/history
This Le RHONE Model 9J 110 hp rotary engine was manufactured December 29, 1917 for the US WW1 war effort. I assume it was made in France but other manufacturers also built this engine. Amongst others this Le Rhone engine powered the Sopwith Camel, the Focker including the triplane and the Vicker. This engine could possibly be rebuilt and be up in the air again. I am not a pilot nor a mechanic, so to me it is a museum piece for my man cave. It is time for someone else to enjoy my engine - wish it could talk - for it has unknown provenance. I believe it is in excellent shape. Cooling fins are generally fine. It wheels on its stand and the engine turns easily. It stands about 4" high on the stand and is about 40" in circumference but only about 18"-24" wide. It weighs approximately 330 lbs so it would be expensive to ship. I am going to let the buyer arrange shipping, but I will assist as much as I can. Pick up may be the best option. I have moved it easily on it"s stand up a small incline onto a trailer with two strong guys. Contact me with your questions. I am in Raleigh, NC and serious inquires can contact me to view this engine. Where are you going to find another one in this condition!
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Current date: 2019-05-25