|Status||In production (MTOsport, 2012)|
€45,553 (MT-03 model, assembled, 2011)
|Variants||RotorSport UK MT-03|
Design and development
The MT-03 features a single main rotor, a two-seats in tandem open cockpit with an optional partial cockpit fairing, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a four-cylinder, air and liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912 engine or turbocharged 115 hp (86 kW) Rotax 914 engine in pusher configuration.
The aircraft fairing is made from composites. Its 8.4 m (27.6 ft) diameter rotor has a chord of 20 cm (7.9 in). The aircraft has an empty weight of 245 kg (540 lb) and a gross weight of 450 kg (990 lb), giving a useful load of 205 kg (452 lb).
- AutoGyro MT-03
- Base model for the European and North American market. No longer in production.
- RotorSport UK MT-03
- Modified model for the United Kingdom market, imported assembled and modified by RotorSport UK.
- AutoGyro MTOsport
- Improved model for the European and North American market. This model offers a choice of three different rotor systems, two different propellers, two engine choices (Rotax 912S or 914) and floats.
- Crew: one
- Capacity: one passenger
- Airfoil: NACA 8-H-12
- Empty weight: 245 kg (540 lb)
- Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 34 litres (7.5 imp gal; 9.0 US gal) or optionally 68 litres (15 imp gal; 18 US gal)
- Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)
- Main rotor diameter: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
- Main rotor area: 55.4 m2 (596 sq ft)
- Propellers: 3-bladed variable pitch composite
- Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
- Cruising speed: 160 km/h (99 mph; 86 kn)
- Rate of climb: 5 m/s (980 ft/min)
- Lift-to-drag: 4
- Disk loading: 8.1 kg/m2 (1.7 lb/sq ft)
Minimum speed: 20 knots
- Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 176-177. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
- "Type: RotorSport UK MT-03" (PDF). United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- "Ethiopian Air Force Invests in Gyrocopters". Air Forces Monthly (Stamford, Lincolnshire: Key Publishing) 263. February 2010.
- Holger Duda & Insa Pruter. "Flight Performance Of Lightweight Gyroplanes" page 8. German Aerospace Center, 2012. Accessed: 17 December 2013.
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