Introduction of the Silver Dart. What is Silver Dart. Silver Dart is a aircraft. A early experimental aircraft . Silver Dart was a proposed eight-person lifting body orbital spaceplane conceived by Planet Space in the 2000s.
Silver Dart is aaircraft.
A early experimental aircraft .
Silver Dart was a proposed eight-person lifting body orbital spaceplane conceived by Planet Space in the 2000s.
The first powered, heavier-than-air machine to fly in Canada.
Length: 30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
Height: 9 ft 7 in (2.92 m)
Empty weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Maximum speed: 40 mph (64 km/h; 35 kn)
Range: 20 mi (17 nmi; 32 km) Wing area: 563 sq ft (52.3 m2) Wingspan: 40 ft 1 in (12.22 m)
Powerplant: 1 × Curtiss 50hp
V-8 V-8 air-cooled piston engine, 50 hp (37 kW)
The original designer is John McCurdy and then it was improved and built by Alexander Graham Bell and members of the Aerial Experiment Assn.
March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922
John Alexander Douglas McCurdy
He was a Canadian aviation pioneer and the20th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 1947 to 1952.
(August 2, 1886 – June 25, 1961)
Do not worry, I will tell you the reason!
In October 1907,Bell set up the Aerial Experiment Association(AEA)
The members in this group were all the young people who well in the astrnomy.
After the Wright Brothers ivented the first plane,in other places,people also wanted to build their own plane.So the AEA started to major in building it.
Then for was safekeeping, it brought to Baddeck Bay.
Silver Dart’s first flight is in
NY in America.
Built by members of the Aerial Experiment Association, the Silver Dart was the first fixed-wing powered aircraft flown in Canada.