A pusher style autogyro, the Buhl "Pusher" was eqipped with the used rotor, landing gear and wings of the Pitcairn PA-18.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Buhl Aircraft

Primary manufacturer: Buhl Aircraft

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: 1-2

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Length: 12.19 m (40.0 ft)

Overall Width: 12.19 m (40.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Continental Designation TBA (165 hp) reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Continental Motors

Take-off / rated power: 123 kW (165 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 907 kg (2000 lb)

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