First hover flight of the Nord 500 Cadet

Tuesday, July 23, 1968



The Nord 500 Cadet was a convertiplane built to test the viability of thrust control in hover and forward flight by duct flow management.

The flight, a tethered hover, was made by the second propotype aircraft. Only 2 prototypes were built (video courtesy of vlieger007 and YouTube).

Source: AHS V/STOL Wheel entry for this aircraft


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SNCAN 500 Cadet