Developed in 1931, the C.24 is equipped with a Cierva C.19 IV three-blade rotor with tricycle landing gear.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: De Havilland Aircraft Company

Primary manufacturer: De Havilland Aircraft Company

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying


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: 10.36 m 34.0 ft
Overall Width: 10.36 m 34.0 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width: 5.97 m 19.6 ft
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Cruise Speed: 95 mph (152.888 km/h)

Max Gross Weight (ground): 816 kg 1,799 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 816 kg 1,799 lb
Empty Weight: 581 kg 1,280 lb
Useful Load: 235 kg 519 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.712
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 3 m/s 600 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed: 185 km/h 100 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.

Number of engines: 1
Designation: De Havilland Gypsy III reciprocating
Manufacturer: De Havilland, Engines
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 89 kW 120 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 10.36 m 34.00 ft
Direction of Rotation: Counterclockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 84.35 m² 908.0 ft²
Disc Loading: 9.67 kg/m² 1.981 lb/ft²
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
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades:  
Blade Construction: N/A
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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