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[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Diameter: 12.8 m (43 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Main rotor area: 128.7 m2 (1,390 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 708 kg (1,560 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,200 kg (2,650 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540-K1A5, 225 kW (300 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 240 km/h (150 mph)
  • Range: 800 km (500 miles)

Armament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "none". Air Progress: 19. December 1971.
  • 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.