Developed and sent to Langley for testing by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) as a converted PCA-2, designated YG-2 by the U.S. Army [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: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 14.07 m (46.2 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): 1497 kg (3300 lb)

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