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Wright J-5


Installation, Inspection and Maintenance of the
Wright Whirlwind Aviation Engine

Wright J-5 The Wright J-5 "Whirlwind" was the first engine reliable enough for a non-stop flight from New York to Paris. By the end of the 1920s, the J-5 had become the engine of choice for world explorers such as Chamberlin, Byrd, Maitland, Smith, Goebel, Jensen, and Brock. It was also widely used in three-engine passenger planes built by Fokker and Ford.

The Whirlwind was a nine-cylinder air-cooled static radial displacing 788 cubic inches and producing about 220 hp. It traces its roots to the Lawrance J-1, a radial designed by Charles L. Lawrance to meet a US Navy requirement for air-cooled engines to power ship-based aircraft. Lawrance won the Collier Trophy in 1927 for  developing radial air-cooled aircraft engines.

This manual covers Models J-5A (a Series), J-5B (a Series) and J-5A (b Series).

 

Contents 1
Contents 2
Contents 3
Contents 4
Contents 5

 

Installation Dwg
Power Curves
Assembly Dwg
Lubrication Diag

 


Installation, Inspection and Maintenance of the Wright Whirlwind Aviation Engine
Models J-5A (a Series), J-5B (a Series) and J-5A (b Series)

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Wright J-5 I, I & M Instructions

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