Aero Engine [Gipsy Six]; The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited (England, est...


Aero Engine [Gipsy Six]

About this object

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.


The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited (England, estab. 1920, closed 1964)

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Date Made

Circa 1935

Place Made



H 1700 L 1990 W 1600mm (H 66 15/16 L 78 3/8 W 63")

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Credit Line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Engine/Power Producing Equipment/Energy Production T&E/05 Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology/Nomenclature

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