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The de Havilland Gipsy was a British air-cooled 4-in-line aircraft engine designed by Frank Halford in 1927 to replace the de Havilland Cirrus in production. The cylinders were 4.5 in × 5 in (114 mm × 128 mm) for a displacement of 319 cu in (5.23 L). Power was rated at 98 hp (73 kW) at 2,100 rpm. For other uses, see De Havilland (disambiguation). ... Major Frank Bernard Halford, (1894–1955), was an aircraft engine designer. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1927: Events January January 7 - Imperial Airways commences a regular service from Basra to Cairo via Baghdad, the first of its Empire trunk routes January 15 - Boeing Air Transport is formed, to carry airmail between Chicago and San Francisco. ...


Variants

  • Gipsy I - original production version
  • Gipsy II - stoke increased to 5.5 in (140 mm). Power 120 hp (90 kW) at 2,300 rpm
  • Gipsy III - as Gipsy II, inverted

Further development took place as the Gipsy Major and Gipsy Six. The de Havilland Gipsy Major was a 4-cylinder, air-cooled, inline engine used in a variety of light aircraft in the 1930s including the famous Tiger Moth biplane. ...


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de Havilland Gipsy Moth airplane pictures & aircraft photos - RAF Museums (207 words)
Ordered for the RAF in quantity, it is one of the classic training aircraft of all time and represents a major British success in the golden age of flying.
In the early 1920s de Havilland identified a need for an aircraft to meet the needs of the growing number of clubs and private flyers.
In 1926 the manufacturers re-engined the aircraft with the new de Havilland Gipsy engine and a legend was born.
The De Havilland DH88 Comet - 1934 (1275 words)
Born the son of a clergyman, de Havilland was the most successful of all British aviation pioneers.
Of the aeroplane, one newspaper reported: "Its speed is great, possibly 30 miles an hour!" The success of this machine, in which de Havilland taught himself to fly, brought him to the attention of the British military which bought his aircraft for £400 and offered him a job at HM Balloon Factory at Farnborough.
De Havilland's aircraft grew increasingly larger during the 1930s, typified by the DH-91 Albatross of 1937 with its 104-ft wingspan.
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