US Navy version of Pitcairn PCA-2. All references are the same as for the PCA-2 if not otherwise stated.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Pitcairn Autogiro Company

Primary manufacturer: Pitcairn Autogiro Company

Parent type: Pitcairn PCA-2/3

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 Length: 13.72 m (45.0 ft)

Overall Width: 13.72 m (45.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Wright Whirlwind R-975 (J6-9) reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Wright Aeronautical Division, Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Max continuous power: 246 kW (330 hp)

Take-off / rated power: 246 kW (330 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1361 kg (3000 lb)

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