About KipAero


Founder, Kip LankenauKipAero started as an offshoot of Kip Motor Company when craftsmen re-invented the Liberty Distributor Cap. Previously, Kip Motor had twenty years experience in reproducing authentic parts for uncommon antique British vehicles perfecting small batch manufacturing processes. These experiences plus the love of aviation history led to the production and fabrication of WWI aeroplanes, mainly the Sopwith family of flying machines.

To find out more about the Liberty distributor cap project and our reverse engineering capabilities, download this PDF article first published in the Torque Meter, Journal of the Aircraft Engine Historical Society, Spring and Fall 2006.

Adobe ReaderRe-Inventing the Liberty Distributor Cap