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FSX SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 C-DART

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 C-DART. A repaint of RealAir's SIAI-Marchetti SF260 to commemorate the first powered flight in Canada on 23 February 1909 by the AEA Silver Dart, designed and built by a Canadian-American team led by Dr. Alexander Graham Bell and flown off the ice of Baddeck Bay, Nova Scotia. Textures by Grant MacLean.

SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 C-DART.

SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 C-DART.

FSX SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 C-DART.


A repaint of RealAir's SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 commemorating the first powered flight in Canada on 23 February 1909 by the AEA Silver Dart, flown off the ice of Baddeck Bay, a sub-basin of Bras d'Or Lake, Nova Scotia.

The original Silver Dart was designed and built by the Aerial Experiment Association, formed by Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, a derivative of an earlier aircraft built by a Canadian/U.S. team. The aircraft was piloted by one of its designers, John McCurdy a native of Baddeck who was studying engineering at the U. of Toronto.

When the Silver Dart lifted off, it flew only half a mile, at an elevation from three to nine meters, and a speed of roughly 65 kilometres per hour (40 mph). On its fifth flight, McCurdy wrecked the craft when one wheel struck a rise in the ground while landing and it never flew again.

A replica of the Silver Dart made its commemorative flight on 22 February 2009. Eventually, it is intended to be permanently displayed at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck.

The 824 Silver Dart Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in St. Peter's, Nova Scotia is named in honour of the Silver Dart.


1. Unzip SF260DART, then copy the TEXTURE.DART folder into the FSX RealAir SF-260 aircraft folder (usually C:/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Flight Simulator X/SimObjects/Airplanes/RealAir SF-260)

2. Copy the following lines into the AIRCRAFT.CFG file in the RealAir SF-260 folder, replacing the fltsim.XX with the next number in sequence.


title=SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 C-DART
ui_typerole="Single Engine Prop"
description=Civilian aircraft C-DART, commemorating 100 Years of Flight in Canada. The first flight was made by the AEA Silver Dart, designed and built by a team under Alexander Graham Bell, and was flown off the ice of Baddeck Bay, Nova Scotia on 23 February 1909 by John McCurdy.


With thanks to Roland Pohl for use of underlying metal textures.
Repaint by Grant MacLean.

SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 C-DART in flight.

SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 C-DART in flight.

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1.jpg12.05.0940.50 kB
2.jpg12.05.0958.62 kB
3.jpg12.05.0958.58 kB
AEA_Silver_Dart in flight.jpg12.05.0951.63 kB
FILE_ID.txt12.05.09350 B
README.txt12.05.092.35 kB
RASSF260_1_T.dds12.05.091.00 MB
RASSF260_2_T.dds12.05.091.00 MB
RASSF260_3_T.dds12.05.091.00 MB
RASSF260_4_T.dds12.05.091.00 MB
RASSF260_VC_1_T.dds12.05.09256.12 kB
RASSF260_VC_2_T.dds11.29.091.00 MB
texture.cfg12.06.0639 B
thumbnail.jpg12.05.097.80 kB
thumbnail.gif12.05.097.98 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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