de Havilland Gipsy Minor
The de Havilland Gipsy Minor or Gipsy Junior was a British four-cylinder, air-cooled, inline engine used primarily in the de Havilland Moth Minor monoplane, both products being developed in the late 1930s.
|de Havilland Gipsy Minor at the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre|
|Type||Piston inline aero-engine|
|Manufacturer||de Havilland Engine Company|
|Major applications||de Havilland Moth Minor|
|Developed from||de Havilland Gipsy|
Design and development
The engine was a simplified and smaller version of the earlier de Havilland Gipsy. It featured only one magneto where dual ignition was normal for the Gipsy series of engines. A total of 171 engines were produced, including 100 built in Australia, production moving to that country due to the start of the Second World War.
Engines on display
Specifications (Gipsy Minor)
- Type: 4-cylinder air-cooled inverted inline piston aircraft engine
- Bore: 4.016 in (102 mm)
- Stroke: 4.528 in (115 mm)
- Displacement: 229.29 in³ (3.759 L)
- Dry weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
- Valvetrain: Overhead valve
- Fuel type: Minimum 70 octane petrol
- Oil system: Dry sump, gear-type pump
- Cooling system: Air-cooled
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- Lumsden, Alec. British Piston Engines and their Aircraft. Marlborough, Wiltshire: Airlife Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-85310-294-6.