Developed in 1931, the PAA-1 can hold up to two passengers, including the pilot.

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: Single seater

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Length: 11.28 m (37.0 ft)

Overall Width: 11.28 m (37.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Kinner B-5 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Kinner Airplane & Motor Corporation (Engine)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 794 kg (1750 lb)

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