Developed in 1935 in cooperation with Cierva.  The enclosed cabin accomodates two passengers, including the pilot.  The project was canceled due to high vibration and the death of Cierva in 1936.

For more information: AHS History Calendar | February 2015: Westland CL.20 Autogiro

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Westland Aircraft Ltd

Primary manufacturer: Westland Aircraft Ltd

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: 10.36 m (34.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Pobjoy Niagara S reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Pobjoy Motors and Aircraft

Take-off / rated power: 67 kW (90 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 635 kg (1400 lb)

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