Aero Engine [Gipsy Six]

Maker and role
The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited, Manufacturer
Production date
Circa 1935
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Object detail

Accession number
2011.499
Production period
Description
A de Havilland aero engine from the Percival Gull aircraft flown by Jean Batten. The engine is a de Havilland Gipsy Six, which was first made in 1935. The engine is a six-cylinder, in line, air cooled, inverted direct drive, dry sump engine. The engine weight 228kgs. Fuel consumption is 45 litres per hour at economical cruising. Swept Volume 9.186 litres. Bore 118mm. Stroke 140mm. Compression Ratio 6:1. Maximum power rating 156 kW (210 bhp) at 2400 rpm. Maximum Take Off power150/156 kW (200/210 bhp) at 2400 rpm. Operational RPM Maximum take off2400 rpm, Maximum continuous cruising 2100 rpm. Carburettors 2 Hobson single choke, down draught synchronised. Spark plugs KLG RV 14/5. Magnetos 2 screened BTH type MCI-2. Distributors 2 screened BTH type CDH6-S2.
Marks
GIPSY SIX Casting
SERIAL NO 3785 / UP TO S598 Maker's Plate
Media/Materials
Credit Line
The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited. Circa 1935. Aero Engine [Gipsy Six], 2011.499. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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