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The Autogyro is well suited for Air Force tasking. Its long endurance and ability to fly low and slow, its safety profile and easy handling characteristics combined with the low investment and operating costs and its low CO2 and noise footprint make it a perfect aircraft for various Air Operations.

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The Autogyro is well suited for Air Force tasking. Its long endurance and ability to fly low and slow, its safety profile and easy handling characteristics combined with the low investment and operating costs and its low CO2 and noise footprint make it a perfect aircraft for various Air Operations.
Aircraft and specifically Rotorcraft are often used in Defence Air Operations. Helicopters are often used in the Recce, Gunship and/or transport role. Because of the cost involved they are often a scarce asset.

The Autogyro can be a good and cheaper  alternative for some of the tasks of the Air Force as long as it does not require armour. Its range, endurance and agility makes it suitable for tasks like Recce and Radio/Imagery Relay and good training equipment for other tasks. For example, there is no reason to use a  helicopter for training of Airborne Forward Air Controllers or for route recce in advance of a convoy. An Autogyro with the proper equipment can do the tasks just as good, and much cheaper.

Also for those who cannot or will not spend large parts of the defence budget on armed helicopters the armed Autogyro can be a good alternative in areas where the opponent only has the possibility to use small arms. Afghanistan has opened the discussion again about using Commercial of the Shelf (COTS) equipment against opponents who do not use sophisticated equipment but rely more on evasive tactics. Why use one or two expensive helicopters or even Fighters if you can have10+ Autogyro's instead?

 Standard Configuration

  • Two seat  autogyro
  • Frontseat with windshield for passenger
  • Airframework in high-grade stainless steel,  electropolished
  • Aluminum rotor system Naca 8H12 8,4m
  • Rotax 912 ULS with 100 HP or 914 UL Turbo with 115 HP
  • Gearbox with integrated slipper clutch
  • Exhaust system high-grade steel
  • Carburetor anti icing preheat
  • Propeller HTC 3B CW172,5

Instrument panel

  • Trip and altimeter
  • Engine and rotor speed
  • Oil and cylinder head temperature
  • Oil pressure
  • Compass
  • Hour (Hobbs) meter
  • Pneumatic pitch trim and rotor brake
  • Pneumatic PreRotator with safety interlock
  • Hydraulic man wheel brake with lock
  • Polypropylene tank, capacity 34 litre
  • Rotor tie down bag
  • All GRP components painted
  • Color choice in accordance with palette – either standard or special colours
  • Fully finished, flight tested, and ready to fly

  Specifications

 General specifications

  • Length x width x height: 5,1 m x 1,9 m (1,6m) x 2,7 m
  • Rotor diameter: 8.0 m or 8.4 m
  • Cruising speed: 160 km/h
  • Maximum speed: 185 km/h
  • Rate of climb: 4 m/s
  • Max takeoff weight: 450 / 560 kg

Additional Equipment 

Engine options

  • Air box for Rotax 912 ULS
  • Air scoops inclusive second radiator (for Rotax 912/914)
  • Second electric fuel pump for Rotax 912 ULS
  • Auxiliary tank 34l right
  • Variable-pitch propeller IVO DL3-68 “3 sheet, 172 cm, switching position (in accordance with noise measurement) from 18 to 28 degrees, with electrical adjustment

 Rotor system

Choice of 3 rotor systems made of aviation aluminum Naca 8H12

  • Standard rotor with 8,4m diameter (basic equipment)
  • Sport rotor with 8,0m diameter (more agile handling)
  • Cruise rotor with 8,4m diameter (for long-distance cruise, medium speed)

 Color

All composite parts (enclosure, tail unit, rudder, seat, suspension bow, wheel spats, air scoops) are painted to customer colour specification:

  • Standard colors are: yellow/red/white
  • Metallics standards (with surcharge) aqua blue and silver
  • Special colours from industry colour cards (pearlescent or metallic), two colour lacquer finishes or special lacquer finishes are also available with a surchage

 Avionics

  • ELT automatic radio beacon.
  • Filser radio ATR500 with wiring harness to both seats.
  • Integral antenna in the tail unit or alternatively (with ­  carbon composites) whip antenna on the nose or under enclosure
  • Transponder TRT800 complete with antenna
  • LT-automatic radio beacon ACK
  • Card compass in place of standard compass (surcharge)

 School equipment / instructor options

  • Flight instructor set 1 rear seat throttle
  • Flight instructor set 2 rear seat airspeed indicator km/h or mph
  • Flight instructor set 3 rear seat wheel brake.
  • Flight instructor set 4 rear seat Engine kill switches and trim

 Lighting

  • Landing lights (2x50W) inclusive wiring harness
  • Landing lights LED (2x2,5 W) inclusive wiring harness
  • Strobe and navigation lights with 2 flash strobe sequence inclusive controller
  • Strobe and navigation light LED inclusive controller

 Cockpit

  • GPS cockpit variants (contained in basic equipment) ready for the installation of a AvMap EKP IV or GPSmap 296/496 or Flymap L (GPS equipment, bay, antenna and cables are not contained and must ordered separately)
  • Tank fuel level inclusive tank sender.
  • Rate of climb indicator (VSI or variometer) 80 and/or 57 mm, m/s or fpm

 Electricity supply

  • Genesis battery 13Ah inclusive of mounting plate
  • Plug socket 12V in front/in the back
  • Gerbing heating automatic controller 12V single or dual for Gerbing clothes

 Extra equipment

  • Upholstered sport seat cushions in place of standard cushions
  • Carbon fibre based composites instead of glass fibre - enclosure (approx. 3 kg less)
  • Carbon fibre based composites instead of glass fibre - (weight reduction around approx. 3.5 kg).
  • Map bag
  • Luggage bag
  • Gyro cover sheet
  • Heavy duty/off road tyres
  • Floats with certification inclusive all attachments
  • Floats as kit (at present only in Sweden certified)

 

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The Autogyro is well suited for Air Force tasking. Its long endurance and ability to fly low and slow, its safety profile and easy handling characteristics combined with the low investment and operating costs and its low CO2 and noise footprint make it a perfect aircraft for various Air Operations.

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