Developed in 1932 as a passenger transport helicopter capable of accomodating up to 5 persons, including the pilot.  The aircraft has a closed cabin and was the largest autogyro to have been built in America at the time [Ref 316].

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Pitcairn Autogiro Company

Primary manufacturer: Pitcairn Autogiro Company

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: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 15.43 m (50.6 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Wright Whirlwind R-975E-2 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Wright Aeronautical Division, Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Take-off / rated power: 313 kW (420 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 2105 kg (4640 lb)

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