Butterfly Super Sky Cycle

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Super Sky Cycle
SuperSkyCycle.jpg
Role Gyroplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer The Butterfly Aircraft LLC
Designer Larry Neal
Introduction 2009

The Butterfly Super Sky Cycle is an American homebuilt roadable gyroplane designed and manufactured by The Butterfly Aircraft LLC.[1]

Design[edit]

The Super Sky Cycle is a pusher gyroplane with tricycle undercarriage and belt drive propulsion. A second two cycle engine drives the main wheels. A kevlar tail provides directional control in flight. The rotors are able to be folded for road travel. Two 5 U.S. gallons (19 L; 4.2 imp gal) tanks are mounted in reserve.[2][3]

Specifications (Super Sky Cycle)[edit]

Data from Manufacter

General characteristics

  • Length: 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) Can be reduced to 7ft 10inches for storage
  • Empty weight: 750 lb (340 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 7.5 U.S. gallons (28 L; 6.2 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 914 Turbocharged 4 cylinder piston aircraft engine, 115 hp (86 kW)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Zanzottera MZ 34 two stroke aircraft engine, 27 hp (20 kW) Ground propulsion only
  • Propellers: 2-bladed

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 70 kn; 129 km/h (80 mph)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Time Magazine. 116 (16): 16.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Super Sky Cycle". Archived from the original on May 29, 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Rotorcraft Magazine: 12. November–December 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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