Here we have another look at the Silver Dart replica, with information on panels beneath it. Technical specifications on an aircraft are a common sight in the museum.
This happens to be the engine of the original Silver Dart. A 40 hp engine, it ended up fitted onto a small boat in Nova Scotia, which sank. Because of its historical significance, it was salvaged and now has its home here.
Ancient ideas of taking to the air, as well as ideas of early flight, dominate an area off to the side of the Silver Dart. One of the artifacts is this model, a tetrahedal kite invented and constructed by Alexander Graham Bell.
This is another model. Early experiments in flight included the lighter than air balloons. This is a model of the balloon designed by the Montgolfier brothers in France, demonstrated for King Louis XVI in Paris in 1783.