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Aircraft Engines in the Collection




The Gipsy engine was developed in 1927 by De Havilland Aircraft Co and was the company's first engine. The prototype demonstrated its potential when it was tested in a low wing racing plane.

Probably the greatest thing about the Gipsy I was its durability. It was the first small engine to be good for 500 hours between major overhauls. The engine was retroactively named the Gipsy I when the Gipsy II and Gipsy III were built in 1930.

The engine was used in many countries and on many different aircraft, most notably on the De Havilland DH-60 Gipsy Moth.



Specifications
Manufactured by:
Power:
Cylinders:
Displacement:
Weight:
First manufactured:
De Havilland
100 h.p. @ 2100 r.p.m.
4; inline; air cooled
318 cu. In.
285 pounds
1927




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