Adverts

Open Access Articles- Top Results for De Havilland Ghost (V8)

de Havilland Ghost (V8)

#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.-
Ghost
Type

#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. Air-cooled V-8 piston engine #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.-

National origin

#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. United Kingdom #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.-

Manufacturer

#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. de Havilland #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.-

First run

#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. 1928 #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.-

Major applications

#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. de Havilland Hawk Moth #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.-



Developed from

#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. ADC Cirrus #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.-


For the 1945 turbojet engine, see de Havilland Ghost.

The de Havilland Ghost was a British V-8 aero engine that first ran in 1928.

Design and development

Designed by Geoffrey de Havilland the 'Ghost' was developed from the ADC Cirrus aero engine by using two banks of four cylinders. This appeared at first to be a retrograde step as the Cirrus was itself developed from the Renault 80 hp V8 engine however with the improved Cirrus cylinders the Ghost developed over twice the power of the French engine for a lower weight. Another difference from the Renault was the use of a propeller reduction gear, the Ghost's sole known aircraft application was the prototype de Havilland Hawk Moth high-wing cabin monoplane.[1]

Specifications (Ghost)

General characteristics

  • Type: Inline air-cooled, upright, 90-degree, V-8 piston engine
  • Bore: 4.5 in (114 mm)
  • Stroke: 5.0 in (128 mm)
  • Displacement: 498.56 cu in (8.17 L)
  • Designer: Geoffrey de Havilland

Components

  • Valvetrain: One inlet and one exhaust valve per cylinder
  • Fuel system: Carburettor
  • Fuel type: 74 octane petrol
  • Cooling system: Air-cooled
  • Reduction gear: Spur geared, right hand tractor

Performance

See also

Related development

Related lists

References

Notes

  1. ^ Lumsden 2003, p. 137.

Bibliography

  • Lumsden, Alec. British Piston Engines and their Aircraft. Marlborough, Wiltshire: Airlife Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-85310-294-6.
</dl>

External links