CONTINENTAL A-50 and A-65

General Info

Specific Info

The Continental A-50 and A-65 engines are two in a line of horizontally opposed, four cylinder aircraft engines designed and built by Continental Motors beginning in the 1940’s.

 

All engines in this family are identical in appearance, bore, stroke, dry weight, and piston displacement. All feature a bottom-mounted updraft carburetor. Beginning with the 40 horsepower A-40 engine, this line powered many of the early general aviation aircraft including the Piper Cub and Taylorcraft.

 

 

 

The A-50 engine features 50hp, a compression ratio of 5.4:1, maximum RPM of 1,900, and a fuel consumption rate at 3.8 gallons per hour at cruise altitude.

 

The A-65 engine, which was featured on popular military liaison aircraft from the World War II era such as the Taylorcraft L-2, Aeronca L-3, and the Piper L-4, features 65hp, a compression ratio of 6.3:1, maximum RPM of 2,300, and a fuel consumption rate of 4.4 gallons per hour at cruise altitude.

 

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  • General Info

    The Continental A-50 and A-65 engines are two in a line of horizontally opposed, four cylinder aircraft engines designed and built by Continental Motors beginning in the 1940’s.

     

    All engines in this family are identical in appearance, bore, stroke, dry weight, and piston displacement. All feature a bottom-mounted updraft carburetor. Beginning with the 40 horsepower A-40 engine, this line powered many of the early general aviation aircraft including the Piper Cub and Taylorcraft.

  • Specific Info

    The A-50 engine features 50hp, a compression ratio of 5.4:1, maximum RPM of 1,900, and a fuel consumption rate at 3.8 gallons per hour at cruise altitude.

     

    The A-65 engine, which was featured on popular military liaison aircraft from the World War II era such as the Taylorcraft L-2, Aeronca L-3, and the Piper L-4, features 65hp, a compression ratio of 6.3:1, maximum RPM of 2,300, and a fuel consumption rate of 4.4 gallons per hour at cruise altitude.