Developed in 1942, the pusher gyroplane has tricycle landing gear and tandem seating for up to two.

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: N/A

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: 14.63 m (48.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Jacobs R-915-3 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Jacobs Aircraft and Engine Company

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

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1378 kg (3038 lb)

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