Engine Exhibit

Power for model airplanes was initially provided by gravity; however, with the introduction of rubber in the 1870s, model airplane performance drastically improved. In the 1930s, the small internal combustion engine was introduced to the hobby and continues to be the primary source of propulsion. These cases contain an assortment of the museum’s collection of model engines.

 The museum's collection of engines is categorized by manufacturer.

Text boards inform visitors of engine and manufacturer histories.

On display is a wide variety of engine types, allowing visitors the opportunity to see the diversity that manufacturers produced.


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