Developed in 1942, derived from the KD-1 to serve in the US Army as an observation aircraft.  The autogyro still features the jump take-off capability; however, the cockpit is updated as a large, transparent windowed cabin.  There are also windows on the floor of the cabin, allowing for further visibility [Ref 316].  The only difference between the XO-60 and the YO-60 was the main landing gear. The XO-60 had rigid struts and the YO-60 had high travel struts.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kellett Autogiro Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Kellett Autogiro Corporation

Parent type: Kellett KD-1

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Gyroplane

Compound type: N/A

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Rudder

Dedicated propulsion devices: 1

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 3.10 m (10.2 ft)

Overall Length: 7.90 m (25.9 ft)

Overall Width: 13.17 m (43.2 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Jacobs R-915-3 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Jacobs Aircraft and Engine Company

Take-off / rated power: 246 kW (330 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1197 kg (2640 lb)

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