Dart Flittermouse

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Flittermouse
Role Single-seat ultralight
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Dart Aircraft
Designer A R Weyl
First flight 1936
Retired 1951
Status Scrapped
Number built 1

The Dart Flittermouse is a British single-seat ultralight designed by A R Weyl and built by Dart Aircraft Limited at Dunstable, England.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Flittermouse was a high-wing braced pusher monoplane powered by a 25 hp Scott Squirrel piston engine with a pusher propeller. An open frame carried the tail unit.[1] One aircraft was built and registered G-AELZ[2]

In 1938 the rear skid was removed and the main landing gear moved back and a castoring nose wheel was fitted.[1] After a number of private owners it was scrapped at Blackbushe Airport in 1951.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 22 ft 6 in (6.86 m)
  • Wingspan: 40 ft 6 in (12.35 m)
  • Gross weight: 640 lb (290 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Scott Squirrel, 25 hp (19 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 64 mph (103 km/h)

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Jackson, A.J. (1973). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10006-9.