Milwaukee Skymotor

Milwaukee Skymotor Yeah, we didn’t know what it was either until we read the placard… one of just two Milwaukee Skymotors built, this experimental inline 4-banger dates from 1939 and made a fun curio displayed under the wing of Ken Hetge’s Piper J4. According to the sign this 63 hp engine flew on a Piper J3 and prototype J4, plus a homebuilt Skyhawk biplane and finally on a Knight Twister.

Milwaukee Skymotor
Yeah, we didn’t know what it was either until we read the placard… one of just two Milwaukee Skymotors built, this experimental inline 4-banger dates from 1939 and made a fun curio displayed under the wing of Ken Hetge’s Piper J4. According to the sign this 63 hp engine flew on a Piper J3 and prototype J4, plus a homebuilt Skyhawk biplane and finally on a Knight Twister.

KITPLANES Web editor Omar Filipovic, based in Portland, Oregon, is a GlaStar builder—old school, that is, he’s taking his time and doing everything himself.

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