ⓘ Single-engine aircraft

AEA Cygnet

The Cygnet was an extremely unorthodox early Canadian aircraft, with a wall-like "wing" made up of 3.393 tetrahedral cells. It was a powered version of the Cygnet tetrahedral kite designed by Dr Alexander Graham Bell in 1907 and built by the newly founded Aerial Experiment Association.

AEA Red Wing

The Red Wing was an early aircraft designed by Thomas Selfridge and built by the Aerial Experiment Association in 1908. It was named for the bright red color of its silk wings - chosen to achieve the best result with the photographic materials and techniques of the day. On 12 March 1908 Frederick W. Baldwin piloted the aircraft off the frozen Keuka Lake near Hammondsport, New York in what would be the first public demonstration of a powered aircraft flight in the United States as well as the first flight by a Canadian pilot. Contemporary accounts described the flight as the "First Public T ...

AEA White Wing

The White Wing was an early US aircraft designed by Frederick W. Baldwin and built by the Aerial Experiment Association in 1908. Unusual for aircraft of its day, it featured a wheeled undercarriage. The wings were equipped with ailerons controlled by a harness worn around the pilots body; leaning in one direction would cause the aircraft to bank to follow. First piloted by Baldwin himself on 18 May and the aircraft flew very well. White Wing was then piloted by Lt Thomas Selfridge at Hammondsport, New York, on 19 May 1908 becoming the first US Army officer to fly an airplane and then Glenn ...

Bailey V5 paramotor

The Bailey V5 is a British paramotor, designed and produced by Bailey Aviation of Royston, Hertfordshire for powered paragliding. The aircraft is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.

Boyd G.B.1

Gary Boyd designed and built his G.B.1 over two-year period from 1977. The first flight was made in December 1979 and by early 1981 more than 70 flying hours had been achieved. The G.B.1 was a monoplane almost entirely built from pre-moulded glass fibre components bonded together with polyester resin; these components, together with plans, were available to amateur builders. This structural approach was intended to make construction simple and also allowed the easy removal of the outer wing panels for transport. The prototype had a 1.8 L Volkswagen engine and a retractable, tailwheel under ...

CSC Maiden Saginaw

In 1924 Walter J. Carr found investors Walter Savage, Edward Savage and John Coryell willing to put money into a new enclosed cabin aircraft. The Maiden Saginaw was a cantilever high-wing cabin monoplane with conventional landing gear with dual wheels and a 100 hp 75 kW OXX-6 Engine.

Dufaux triplane

The so-called Dufaux triplane was an unnamed experimental aircraft built in Switzerland in 1908. It was constructed by the brothers Armand and Henri Dufaux who had previously experimented with a model helicopter. This new aircraft incorporated a feature far ahead of its time; the concept of a tiltrotor. Based on what they had learned from their helicopter, the Dufaux brothers hoped to generate vertical as well as horizontal thrust from their engine installation, and conceived of an aircraft where the engine and propeller would be mounted at the centre of the airframe and would be able to p ...

Friedrichshafen FF.44

Data from Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen GmbH General characteristics Height: 4.25 m 13 ft 11 in Gross weight: 2.305 kg 5.082 lb Upper wingspan: 18.4 m 60 ft 4 in Crew: 2 Lower wingspan: 16.8 m 55 ft 1 in Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch tractor propeller Wing area: 68.5 m 2 737 sq ft Length: 10.85 m 35 ft 7 in Empty weight: 1.552 kg 3.422 lb Powerplant: 1 × Maybach Mb.IV 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine, 180 kW 240 hp Performance Maximum speed: 145 km/h 90 mph, 78 kn Time to altitude Range: 600 km 370 mi, 320 nmi 500 m 1.600 ft in 6 minutes 48 seconds 1.000 m 3.300 ft in 8 minut ...

Hanriot HD.20

The Hanriot HD.20 was an all-metal two bay biplane, though the inner bay was relatively narrow. Outward leaning parallel pairs of interplane struts, assisted by wire bracing, divided the bays. The wings had significant stagger and the lower plane had the greater span; in plan the wings were straight edged, unswept and of constant chord, with angled tips. Ailerons were fitted only on the upper plane and were short span and overhung, that is, their horn balances projected beyond the wing tips. The HD.20 had a braced, rectangular tailplane mounted on top of the fuselage and a small, curved ed ...

Humphreys Biplane

The Humphreys Biplane was the first serious attempt to build a flying boat in the United Kingdom. Also known as the Wivenhoe Flyer it was designed by dentist Jack Humphreys; it failed to fly.

Laros-100

The Laros-100 has a high wing of rectangular plan mounted at 0° angle of incidence and without dihedral. It has two spars which, like the ribs, are made from aluminium alloy and is aluminium-skinned. Its ailerons are horn-balanced; there are no flaps. A single faired strut on each side braces the wing to the lower fuselage. The fuselage has a steel tube structure which is aluminium-skinned. Its 200 hp 150 kW Lycoming AEIO-360 engine is conventionally nose-mounted and drives a two-blade propeller. Apart from its windscreen, the cabin is under the wing and seats two in tandem, with access by ...

Mathews Turnerkraft

The Mathews Turnerkraft, also called the Turnercraft, is an American ultralight aircraft that was designed by Lyle Mathews in conjunction with his partners Al Petit and Kindall and Wink Turner. It was made available in the form of plans for amateur construction.

Weiss WM-10 Olyv

First flown in September 1931 the WM-10 was a single-bay two-seat primary training biplane powered by the companies own 75 kW 100 hp MW Sport I engine. The prototype was later modified to take the more powerful 89 kW 120 hp MW Sport II engine and an improved landing gear and eight were built as the WM-10a and delivered in 1933. The last aircraft was re-engined with a 97 kW 130 hp MW Sport III engine and larger fuel tanks and re-designated the WM-13. Five more aircraft were built with Siemens-Halske Sh 12 engines as aerobatic trainers for use by combat units as the EM-10. In 1938 all surviv ...

Wickham Model C Sunbird

The Sunbird is a single-place low wing taildragger made primarily of wood. Power was originally a 1600cc VW, but a Continental C85 was installed later in its life.

Wickham Model E

The Wickham Model E Sunbird II is a single seat homebuilt aircraft designed by engineer James M. Wickham. Jim Wickham had studied engineering at Ohio State University, and graduated from MIT as an Aeronautical Engineer. Wickhams career began at Chance-Vought, then in 1938 joined the Stearman division of Boeing. Starting in the 1950s, Wickham started designing and building his own series of homebuilt aircraft.

                                     

ⓘ Single-engine aircraft

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  • The Belite Superlite is a single - seat, high - wing, single - engine ultralight aircraft developed from the Kitfox Lite aircraft especially for the United
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The Butterfly Golden

The Golden Butterfly is a training two-seat autogyro produced by The Butterfly LLC as a complete kit for homebuild. It won a rotorcraft award for "Outstanding New Design" at the Experimental Aircraft Associations AirVenture in 2004. The instructor has a seat behind and elevated relative to the pupil. To give the aircraft improved safety, the horizontal stabilizer is large and the line of thrust of the propeller is below the centre-of-gravity.

                                     

Curtiss XP-18

The Curtiss XP-18 was ordered in 1930 and was to have been a single-seat biplane powered by a Wright IV-1560 engine. The design was cancelled before Curtiss constructed any.

                                     

Curtiss XP-19

The Curtiss XP-19 was ordered in 1930 and was to have been a single-seat, low-wing monoplane powered by a Wright IV-1560 engine. The design was cancelled before any were built.