Developed in 1926 after the first prototype.  The aircraft has quadricycle landing gear.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Cierva Autogiro Company Ltd.

Primary manufacturer: Cierva Autogiro Company Ltd.

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Gyroplane

Compound type: Lift

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Rudder

Dedicated propulsion devices: 1

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height:  
Overall Length:  
Overall Width: 12.09 m 39.7 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
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Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Cruise Speed: 85 mph (136.794 km/h)

Weights
Max Gross Weight (ground): 1,080 kg 2,380 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 1,080 kg 2,380 lb
Empty Weight: 440 kg 970 lb
Useful Load: 640 kg 1,410 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.408
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 3 m/s 500 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Limitations
Max Level Flight Speed: 161 km/h 87 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling:  
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Powerplant
Number of engines: 1
Designation: ADC Viper reciprocating
Manufacturer: ADC Aircraft Limited
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 134 kW 180 hp
Intermediate:  
Maximum:  
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
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Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 12.09 m 39.67 ft
RPM:  
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 114.81 m² 1235.8 ft²
Disc Loading: 9.40 kg/m² 1.926 lb/ft²
Solidity:  
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter:  
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
RPM:  
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades:  
Blade Construction: N/A
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Solidity:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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