AISA GN

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GN
Role Autogyro
Manufacturer AISA
First flight 1982
Number built 1

The AISA GN was a prototype four-seat autogyro developed in Spain between 1971 and 1982. it featured an extensively-glazed cabin fitted with a pusher engine and tricycle undercarriage. A separate tail fin was carried at the end of two booms mounted to stub wings. The prototype was developed with a 200 hp engine.[1] The aircraft suffered from an extremely prolonged development, but finally took to the air on 20 July 1982. Shortly thereafter, however, it was damaged and finally abandoned.

Specifications (performance estimated)[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1982–83[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Empty weight: 978 kg (2,156 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,400 kg (3,086 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 151 L (40 US gal; 33 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540-K1A5 air-cooled flat-six engine, 220 kW (300 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 12.00 m (39 ft 4 in)
  • Main rotor area: 108.62 m2 (1,169.2 sq ft)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 240 km/h (150 mph, 130 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 212 km/h (132 mph, 114 kn)
  • Range: 800 km (500 mi, 430 nmi)
  • Endurance: 6 hr (pilot and 2 passengers)
  • g limits: +3.5/-1.0
  • Rate of climb: 60 m/s (12,000 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "none". Air Progress: 19. December 1971.
  2. ^ Taylor 1982, pp. 177–178
  • Taylor, John W. R. (1982). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1982–83. London: Jane's Yearbooks. ISBN 0-7106-0748-2.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 51.
  • Simpson, R. W. (1998). Airlife's Helicopters and Rotorcraft. Ramsbury: Airlife Publishing. p. 207.