Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, to Silver.International! Before we jump into the topic of the smallest plane in the world, I would like to introduce the 2020 South Korean Phoenix coins. Most of you have already watched it by now on other channels, or at an online bullion dealer, and it was already a long time ago since I pre-ordered two of them. It took about two months for these coins to finally be delivered. At that time I paid 20.92 euros per piece, and now with the price of silver rising, they have moved from 28 euros and up. In the last two months I mainly bought Dutch constitutional silver instead of bullion coins, because the prices are much more interesting, But sometimes I couldn't help myself buying the bullion coins that were my liking. This brings us to the topic of the smallest plane in the world, since I ordered a very small plane with the South Korean Phoenix coins for 2020.
Is this the smallest plane in the world? Well, let's be honest about the topic: Not … the answer to this is simple when we look at the definition of an aircraft: An airplane is a powered flight device with wings attached to it, and it has a higher density / weight than the air it travels through It can maintain controlled flight in the air provided by lift up from the specified shape of the wings; I can operate this gold coin by throwing it in the air, but it does not carry a lift and it will fall like bricks to the ground.
Since I may have made you curious by now and you are wondering: Well, what is the smallest plane in the world? Don't worry, because I've done some research. The next smaller aircraft I'll mention all of them carry a "Guinness world record" in their class. The world's smallest jet propulsion aircraft is the BD-5J Microjet, which was featured in the James Bond movie Octopussy. It weighs 162.7 kg (358.8 lbs), and has a wingspan of 5.7 m (17 ft), It is 3.7 meters (12 ft) long and can travel at 483 km / h (300 mph) depending on the engine. These microjets were introduced in the 1970s by the Bede Aircraft Corporation, although research and development actually began in the 1960s. The first flight of the "N500BD Prototype" was on September 12, 1971. Microjet prototyping has encountered various technical difficulties, as has the search for a suitable engine, And acquiring it was a very annoying thing to Bede Aircraft Corporation, which proved to be one of the biggest factors that failed the Microjet project.
Starting in 1973 "Do It Yourself" – no-motor kits were delivered to customers so that in the meantime they could build the frame, And when the appropriate motors are delivered, the company will in turn ship the engines to customers who will then only have to install the motors as a final activity. In 1979, the Bede Aircraft Corporation was officially declared bankrupt, while more than 5,100 sets have already been produced and delivered to customers most of the time without any engines. Most of the people in their possession gave up building tires and found a replacement engine, All despite the fact that a few hundred aviation enthusiasts would go on with their BD5 Microject personal projects.
This means that modifications have to be invented and made by the people themselves, and the completed BD5s are equipped with a different set of engines. Unfortunately, 9 people lost their lives during the first 25 flights of the Microjet. The last notable incident with the BD-5J was on May 1, 2013, when Guido Gehrmann, a member of Red Bull “Flying Bulls,” was Crashed near Bumkirchen in Austria. To this day, over 100 full BD-5Js are still in operation. The smallest spy plane is the "Black Widow" that AeroVirement manufactures in cooperation with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, in short, DARPA. The "Black Widow" was developed as part of the "Miniature Aerial Vehicle" program, which had a requirement that the dimensions of the aircraft not exceed 15 cm. A black widow's wing is 15.24 cm (6 in) long and weighs only 80 grams (2.8 ounces). It can travel at a speed of 50 km / h and is equipped with a color video camera. AeroVirement is also working on the "Nano Air Vehicle" project to develop smaller aircraft, such as small robotic bugs, And who knows how far they are with this, but the current world record for the smallest spy plane is held by the "black widow".
The world record for the smallest plane camera is "DelFly Micro" which was researched and developed by the Dutch University of Delft. The length of the tip of the wings is 10 cm and the aircraft weighs only 3 g (0.11 ounce). The difference with the smallest "Black Widow" spy plane is that the "DelFly Micro" is actually the smallest "ornithopter" with a camera. An ornithopter is a plane that generates upward movement by flapping its wings. As can be seen in the "DelFly Micro" dragonfly design.
We came up with the world's last smallest plane: the world's smallest wirelessly controlled plane. This world record was set by John Wakefield of Lancaster, UK on October 27, 2010. The BF5 has a wing length of only 69 mm (2.72 in) and weighs 1.98 g (0.07 oz). The recorded flight time was 6 minutes 56 seconds. When doing my research, I found a flight model maker named Joe Malenshak, who claims to have built the world's smallest wirelessly controlled aircraft.
It weighs only 1 gram and had a wingspan of 38 mm (1.5 in) as of 2015. I called Joe and the reason he was not accepted into the Guinness Book of Records is, The videos aren't a guide for them, but he will follow along, so be sure to watch his channel and social media! World's Smallest R / C Airplane by Joe Malinchak. The Palau gold plane was minted by BH Mayer in Germany and distributed by a CIT coin dealer based in Liechtenstein. It weighs 0.5 grams, is 9999 smooth, and has a wingspan of 13.92 mm. If it had an engine, aerodynamics and capable of flying in the air, it might be the smallest plane in the world. So, in the sense that the headline was not catching clicks 😊 The coin is certified legal tender from the Palau Commemorative Coin, and it is produced in a quantity of 15,000 blocks.
The purchase price when I ordered it in June 2020 was 56,90 euros ($ 67), and although all of that is sold out at some dealers, Sellers all over the world can still find them in the $ 65 to $ 85 price range. The melting value for a $ 1 Palau Gold today will be around 26 EUR ($ 31), which means the lowest purchase price It is twice the actual value when we consider gold an ore precious metal. I am not a financial advisor but when you are amassing or bullion collecting on a low to medium budget while preserving the wealth it is too late, , I would not suggest buying these premium gold coins with premium prices, although they can have cool designs and symbols. When you have the money to spare, and are a die-hard collector, I won't stop you from buying this world's smallest plane made of pure 9999, gold.
With the only limitation it is not technically a plane. But when you have the extra money, you can always buy a "DelFly Micro" or one of these cool radio controlled miniature aircraft, or build your own. Well, this is the smallest plane in the world! Hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to like and subscribe! God bless you and stay strong!.