Pagotto Brakogyro

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Brakogyro
Role Autogyro
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Carpenterie Pagotto
Designer Enio Pagotto
Status In production (2013)
Unit cost
41,500 (Brakogyro GT model, assembled, 2011)

The Pagotto Brakogyro is a series of Italian autogyros, designed by Enio Pagotto and produced by Carpenterie Pagotto of Pianzano. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Brakogyro features a single main rotor, an open cockpit with a windshield with two seats in tandem, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a four cylinder, air- and liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition Rotax 912S engine with a custom-designed turbocharger that produces 122 hp (91 kW), mounted in pusher configuration. The 115 hp (86 kW) turbocharged Rotax 914 powerplant is also available, but at higher cost.[1]

The aircraft fuselage is made from welded stainless steel tubing, with a non-structural composite cockpit fairing. Its 8.53 m (28.0 ft) diameter Averso rotor has a chord of 21.3 cm (8.4 in). The aircraft has a triple tail mounted on the tail boom tube. [1]

Variants[edit]

Brakogyro GT
Model with composite cockpit fairing. The Brakogyro GT has an empty weight of 265 kg (584 lb) and a gross weight of 450 kg (992 lb), giving a useful load of 185 kg (408 lb).[1]
NAKEd
Open model without the cockpit fairing, but fitted with a single rollbar and skids in front of the main landing gear. The NAKEd has an empty weight of 248 kg (547 lb) and a gross weight of 450 kg (992 lb), giving a useful load of 202 kg (445 lb), 17 kg (37 lb) more than the Brakogyro GT.[1]

Specifications (Brakogyro GT)[edit]

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Empty weight: 265 kg (584 lb)
  • Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 80 litres (18 imp gal; 21 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS Turbo four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, fitted with a Pagotto-designed turbocharger, 91 kW (122 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 8.53 m (28 ft 0 in)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed compostire

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 195 km/h (121 mph; 105 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 150 km/h (93 mph; 81 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 5 m/s (980 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 185. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X

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