WALTER VAN TILBORG COLLECTION
No. 9188. Davis DX-1 Starship Alpha (N5531N c/n D-007)
Photograph from Gilbert Davis

Davis DX-1 Starship Alpha

07/31/2009. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg: "This pure flying wing design (no vertical tail) was a creation of Gilbert E. Davis and the single-seat proof of concept (technology demonstrator) first flew on June 10, 1986.

Engine was a 65 hp Rotax 532 two-stroke and the aircraft was mainly used in the development of the planned Starship Gemini, a two-seater with a 150-160 hp Lycoming O-320 engine and aimed at the amateur constructor. Marketing of the Starship Gemini was to be done by Davis Wing Limited, but the project was shelved."

Created July 31, 2009