The Walter Pollux is a Czechoslovakian nine-cylinder, air-cooled, radial engine, built by Walter Aircraft Engines for powering light aircraft and that first ran in 1936. The engine produces 240 kW (320 hp) at 1,800 rpm.
|Walter Pollux IIR|
|Type||Radial aero engine|
|Manufacturer||Walter Aircraft Engines|
The first known use was on the Fieseler F 2 Tiger in 1934.
- Pollux II
- Direct drive engine
- Pollux II-R
- Geared engine, reduction ratio 0.666:1
Engines on display
A preserved example of the Walter Pollux engine is on display at the following museum:
Specifications (Pollux II)
- Type: 9-cylinder radial piston engine
- Bore: 135 mm (5.3 in)
- Stroke: 170 mm (6.7 in)
- Length: 1,220 mm (48 in)
- Diameter: 1,254 mm (49.4 in)
- Dry weight: 323 kg (712 lb); Pollux IIR 341 kg (751 lb)-geared
- Valvetrain: One intake and one exhaust valve per cylinder
- Fuel system: One Zenith double 60DCJ carburettor
- Fuel type: Benzine - Benzol 50:50
- Oil system: dry sump pressure feed
- Cooling system: Air-cooled
- Reduction gear: Pollux IIR - 0.666:1
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