Raymond's Aircraft Restoration BV

Tipsy "B" Trainer OO-EOT

The Tipsy B was a small sports two-seat monoplane designed by Ernest Oscar Tips, and built in both Belgium and the UK. A total of 42 was built, and a few are still flying.

Avions Fairey, the Fairey Aviation Company‘s Belgian subsidiary, was set up in 1930-1 to produce Fairey Fox and Firefly aircraft for the Belgian Air Force. Once production of the military aircraft was under way, its manager Ernest Oscar Tips found the time to design and build light aircraft of his own, first the single-seat Tipsy S and S.2 in 1935, then the two-seat Tipsy B. Although the latter was larger, the two aircraft types had much in common; both were single-engined low wing cantilever monoplanes, with wings tapered on the trailing edges. In detail, though, the planforms of the two aircraft were different. Both were built in Belgium by Avions Fairey and in the UK under licence


The restoration of this airplane was done completely by RAR:
  • Fabric covering of wings
  • Fabric covering of fuselage
  • Instrument panel design

Manufacturer:  Avions Fairey
Type/Model: B / Trainer
Registration: OO-EOT
Engine: 1 × Walter Mikron II 4-cylinder inverted in-line, air-cooled,
Horsepower:   46 kW (62 hp)
Cruise Speed:  170 km/h (110 mph, 92 kn)
No. crew/passengers: 1 pilot, 1 passenger

Restoration 100%