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DH60 Gipsy Moth 1:1

6,590 corsair013  1.7 years ago

The DH60 Gypsy moth was built in the 1920s to supply the ever growing civil aircraft sector in the UK. It's production run finished in 1931, after the new DH82(a heavily modified DH60) came into production. It was a very popular airplane in the flying clubs, and considering the numbers that remain today, it still is.

This will be my last build for quite a while, and although I love SP, my interest in it is growing thin due to my ever increasing involvement with real aircraft.
I have very little time to spare these days, and have tried for the last year to get this done. It follows in the footsteps of my super-detail Bleriot.

I hope you enjoy flying it as much as I enjoyed building it:)

Flying: On takeoff, pull the trim all the way back and keep the tail planted and use plenty of rudder up untill about 70KMH. Then let the tail rise, and pull back and take to the skies! (hmmm, a rhyme)

VTOL back for Wing Stowing


General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 31.6ft (9.6m)
  • Length 28.2ft (8.6m)
  • Height 7.9ft (2.4m)
  • Empty Weight 3,201lbs (1,452kg)
  • Loaded Weight 4,076lbs (1,849kg)


  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.735
  • Wing Loading 11.0lbs/ft2 (53.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 370.8ft2 (34.5m2)
  • Drag Points 3428


  • Number of Parts 333
  • Control Surfaces 12
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    27.3k CRJ900Pilot

    Np! @corsair013

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    6,590 corsair013

    @PlanesOfOld @CRJ900Pilot Thanks! They really are great little planes :)

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    42.1k PlanesOfOld

    Very nice, I love these little things, there's two at the Shuttleworth collection and they always put on a good show!

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