Developed in 1934 as the prototype to the US Army YG-1.  The aircraft can carry two passengers, including the pilot, in tandem seating.  The KD-1 features folding blades.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kellett Autogiro Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Kellett Autogiro Corporation

Parent type: Kellett KD-1

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: 12.19 m (40.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Jacobs L4MA-7 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Jacobs Aircraft and Engine Company

Take-off / rated power: 168 kW (225 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 930 kg (2050 lb)

Max Range: 581 km (314 nm)

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