Gyroplane

Trojan

Manufacturer: Wagtail Aviation
Address: Farm Klipdrift between Sasolburg and Parys in the Free State, South Africa
Website: https://wagtail.co.za
Phone: +27846977703
Email: braamh@wagtail.co.za
number of seats: 2
engine: Subaru EJ 25T
engine strokes: 4
canopy: open
maximum takeoff weight (kg): 1000
empty weight (kg): 417
maximum speed (mph): 105
seat arrangement: tandem
carriage type: wheels


This gyroplane has been developed for hot and high conditions using unprepared landing and take-off areas.  She was designed for deploying into austere areas and has a 135 L fuel tank.  She burns 24 L an hour.  This allows you to fly a distance before having to refuel.  She is equiped with real time tracking and has approx 25 sensors on board.  This ensures progressive and cost effective maintenence can be conducted.  We are in the process of certifying her to to FAR 27 and BCAR-T with exemptions standard.  She can carry a 500 kg payload and her Max All Up Weight is 1 ton currently.  We are busy  testing a rotorblade with a 230mm chord on a 11 m rotor.  We are also investigating a jump take-off capability.  The pre-rotation is done by means of a hydraulic pump and motor.  This allows higher pre-rotation speeds and less maintenance.