Equipped with an automatic deployable rotor and a turbofan powerplant; the SAVER is designed to be stored in aircraft for the crewman to escape in emergency.  Until ejected, the Stowable Aircrew Vehicle Escape Rotoseat (SAVER) serves as the pilot seat, compact and its telescoping rotor closed.  Once deployed, a drogue chute is released to slow the gyroplane before the rotor opens and the engine starts.

 

The main rotor is not provided power by the engine, providing lift during the descent or by the force of passing air.  The powerplant is a turbofan, provided thrust.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kaman Aircraft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Kaman Aircraft Corporation

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: Single seater

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Length: 4.27 m (14.0 ft)

Overall Width: 4.27 m (14.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Williams WR19-A2 turbine

Engine manufacturer: Williams International

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 322 kg (710 lb)

Max Range: 93 km (50 nm)

Max Endurance: 0.5 hrs (0.5 hrs)

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