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Little Wing Autogyro in flight

Pitbull autogyro from rotorcraft. I wonder what the load rating is? I weigh in at 350lbs and am 6'3"....

  • Terry Horlick

    Manufacturer lists useful load at 240 lbs. I have one of these almost ready for it's test flight. I'm 5'8" and 175 lbs. It's a snug fit. With an extra tank and Subaru Ea71 I' looking to trim some weight. At the size you quoted you best look for a larger and note powerful gyro. There's lots of possibilities, but a Pitbull isn't your best choice.

  • Buzz Belt

    Thanks Terry. I don't even have my LSA yet, but it's a retirement fantasy

  • Terry Horlick

    I retired a bout a year ago. Am building the gyro and am working on my sport pilot cert. It's only a fantasy if you don't act! Find a CFI and take a gyro flight to discover if you are really interested.

  • Buzz Belt

    Thanks...are gyros considered rotor or just LSA?

  • Terry Horlick

    Gyros are in the Rotorcraft category and the gyroplane class. Being a homebuilt, mine will be an ELSA (experimental light sport aircraft).

Autogyro Calidus - this model was launched in 2009.

GYROTEC DF02 gyroplane - Single seat enclosed. This autogyro is manufactured in Germany; I'm not sure if it's in production any more.

BRS for the Autogyro. "It shoots out to the side. The rope then goes up the mast (not the control rod as in this mock-up) and pulls a sling tight around the rotor head. [photo credit: www.rotaryforum.c... ]

A naked MT03 gyroplane manufactured by AutoGyro GmbH in Germany.

F-86, one of my favorites of all time