Aeroplane Monthly 1987-03
H.Levy - Starship Alpha
Designer Gilbert Davis flying the prototype Starship Alpha; note the reflexed elevons.
Starship Alpha flying with wheels down.
Starship Alpha has a 50in diameter adjustable propeller - Gemini will have a 60in diameter unit.
Split drag rudders open 50° on the Alpha but will open to 60° on Gemini.
Alpha's cockpit. Note the side controller and arm rest in the wingroot at right. The throttle and other instruments are in the port wingroot. The thick wing allows plenty of elbow room as well as 18ft3 of baggage space outboard of controller at right.
Davis Wing pre-moulded kit parts
Davis Wing