Gyroplane

AR1

Manufacturer: Silverlight Aviation LLC
Address: 39514 Aviation Avenue Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Website: https://silverlightaviation.com/?id=aircraft_gyroplanes_ar1
Phone: +1 (813) 786-8290
number of seats: 2
engine: Rotax 915iS turbo 14
engine strokes: 4
canopy: open
maximum takeoff weight (kg): 570
empty weight (kg): 316
maximum speed (mph): 120
seat arrangement: tandem
carriage type: wheels


The history of rotating wing aircraft goes back to Leonardo DaVinci and possibly even earlier but it began in earnest on January 9th, 1923 when engineer and inventor Juan de la Cierva, flew his "autogiro" with unpowered rotors for the first time.Unlike a helicopter, gyroplane's rotor blades are not connected to the engine and autorotate by way of being loaded and travelling through air. Thus gyroplane simply does not need the engine to be in control and fly. Engine simply keeps it going forward without losing altitude. In the event of an engine out, gyroplane will simply start to lose altitude and can land with almost zero roll, meaning it can touch down gently and stop.The stability of the gyroplane is unrivalled thanks to its gyroscopic stability. It cuts through the air smoothly without letting you feel many bumps and controls are smooth and light. This allows you to fly the gyroplane in conditions when even many heavier airplanes are uncomfortable to fly. Gyroplane cannot stall, cannot spin, take much less space than any other aircraft with wings, can transport relatively easily in a trailer, can fly very slow, can handle very strong winds and mid day turbulence with comfort and ease, takes small space to takeoff and can land in almost in its own length and can take you where you want to go at over 100 mph as well.