Aircraft was known for its sport aircraft just prior to World
War II. The company successfully adopted it's Cadet sport
aircraft to fill a U.S. Army Air Corps requirement for a target
drone and became the major producer of radio-controlled aerial
target aircraft for both the Army and Navy during World War II.
1938: Culver Aircraft is formed
from Dart Manufacturing.
1946: Applegate-Weyant purchases production
rights to Dart. Folds after producing 10 aircraft.
1947: Culver Aircraft disbands in the
The Cadet design was revived
briefly by Superior Aircraft of Los Angeles (1950), California Aero Corp of Tracy, California
(1958)and Helton Aircraft
of Mesa, Arizona (1962).